Leadership

At Kings County Farm Bureau, our mission is to provide education, promotion and representation of agriculture. Whether you’re a farmer, rancher or dairyman, we are here to advocate for you at the local, state and federal levels, protecting your right to farm.


During today’s challenging times, amidst complex regulations, water shortages and excessive taxation, Kings County Farm Bureau is here to ensure the future of the family farm. Whether through educational programs, training classes, industry workshops, political activism, or community involvement, we are committed to supporting local farmers.

Staff

Dusty Ference, Executive Director

Dusty joined KCFB, bringing vast knowledge of the agriculture industry. He has a citrus farming background and has been heavily involved with Farm Bureau. Previously, Ference was a director at the Tulare County Farm Bureau. While there, he served as chairman of the Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee and as treasurer. He also has experience lobbying in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. He is looking forward to representing the Kings County Farm Bureau members at local, state, and federal levels.

Board of Directors

Josh Bettencourt, President

Monty Hoggard, Vice President

Brian Medeiros, Secretary

Brian Bergman

Shane Bickner

Chuck Draxler*

John Ellis*

Todd Fukuda

Dino Giacomazzi*

Pete Hanse*

Michael Miya*

Kevin Robertson

Jared Silveira

Brandon Sargent

Helen Sullivan

Steve Walker

Eric Ward

Frank Zonneveld

*Executive Committee