By Colleen Taber, Administrator, Kern County Farm Bureau
We all had a plan in the last year squashed, yet our plans are only as solid as the flimsy piece of paper holding our list of goals. Most plans, big or small, became COVID casualties. It is with bittersweet sentiment that I share my leaving the Farm Bureau family. In March of 2020, I accepted the Administrator position at the Kern County Farm Bureau with a zeal for agriculture and advocacy. These passions haven’t changed for me. However, the need to put family first has taken precedence, and it was necessary to relocate our family to Texas. California is beginning to reopen, and it’s time for the Kern County Farm Bureau to bring in a local face to advocate with boots on the ground right there in Kern County. I’m so thankful for the conversations and relationships I’ve built with membership and beyond. I’m grateful for the support of the Kern County Farm Bureau board and am excited to see what’s in store. Thank you, Kern County agriculture community, for welcoming me, sharing your struggles with me, and most of all, trusting me with your Farm Bureau. There are many advocacy challenges on the docket, and Kern County Farm Bureau continues to keep your family and your livelihoods at the forefront of their advocacy.