Thursday, September 24, 2020
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Laverty Family
By Audrey Hill, Contributor, Valley Ag Voice For those of us who know the Laverty family, we know them to be a hardworking, honest family of friendly faces with deep roots in Kern County. They work around the clock to keep up with the family’s ever-growing business and provide...
Beth Pandol
By Elizabeth Vaughn, Copy Editor, Valley Ag Voice Starting September 1st, the Water Association of Kern County will have a new Executive Director at the helm. Serving dutifully as the association’s executive director for ten years, Beth Pandol will be retiring and welcoming long-time Ag community advocate Jenny Holtermann.
Bakersfield College Agriculture Building
By Sabrina Ziegler, Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The Kern Community College District Board of Trustees approved moving forward with the construction of a new Agriculture Building on the Bakersfield College campus. Construction will begin in the Fall of 2022 and will be completed in Spring of 2024.
Harvesting corn in autumn Aerial skyline shot
By John Moore, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Harvesting can be bittersweet when the product of months of a farmer’s time and effort hangs from a tree or vine, or lays buried under the earth. The bounty estimated as farmers walk fields produces varying degrees of excitement and dread....
farmer checks social media on his smartphone
By Colleen Taber, Administrator, Kern County Farm Bureau When some of us hear the phrase “social media,” and we cringe. We reflect on the negativity that shared through a variety of outlets. The amount of negativity we face affects our day to day interactions. Some take a “time out”...
girl feeds a horse sitting outdoors in the tall grass
By Lindsey Mebane, President, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Fall is upon us and busy seasons seem to be the norm around Kern County. Calves are being weaned and shipped across the country and through sale yards so ranchers can get that once-a-year paycheck. Row crops are planting...
vintage carrot postcard
By Mike McCoy, Executive Director, Kern County Museum I was on a remote trout stream in Colorado a few years ago when I told another fisherman I was from Bakersfield. “Oh, where all the carrots come from,” he said. I nodded not knowing...
Sevin Carbaryl container
Press Release Provided by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation A recently adopted California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) rule restricting general consumer use of pesticides containing the ingredient carbaryl will take effect August 1, 2020. Carbaryl is widely used in agriculture. Introduced in the early 1960s under the brand name...
seeds
By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Like many others around the world, I recently received a package of unsolicited seeds in the mail that appear to have come from China. Sacramento County Agricultural Commissioner Chris Flores told me...
wine grapes being processed
By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert A new statewide order affecting how wineries dispose of water could undermine existing regional solutions, winery owners and their advocates say, and would impose new costs...
 

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