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Kern County Farm Bureau Member Spotlight: Johnston Farms

By Jenifer VanAlstein, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Johnston Farms is a unique farming company in that they grow both row crops...
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How Much Are You Willing to Pay for Drought?

President’s & Executive Director’s Shared Message This past July millions of Americans joined friends, families, and neighbors to celebrate our nation’s Independence...
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Young Farmers & Ranchers

By Allie Cushnyr, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers One of the reasons I joined this group in 2015 was because...
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KCFB President’s Message: Givers and Takers

By John Moore, President, Kern County Farm Bureau In Life There Are Givers By nature, farmers and ranchers are Givers. Farmers and ranchers...
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KCFB: Executive Director’s Report

By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau Kern County… the most important county in the nation. That may sound a...
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Young Farmers & Ranchers

By Allie Cushnyr, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers IT’S BACK!!! The Kern County Young Farmers and Ranchers Annual Charity Farmer’s...
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Romeo Agbalog Named New Kern County Farm Bureau Executive Director

By Valley Ag Voice Staff The Kern County Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to hire Mr. Romeo Agbalog as the...

KCFB President’s Message: Back to the Basics

By John Moore, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Every late April to early May marks the commencement of the south valley’s row...

KCFB Executive Director’s Note

By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau As a country, we find ourselves in extraordinary times amidst this unprecedented global...
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KCFB Administrator’s Report

By Colleen Taber, Administrator, Kern County Farm Bureau We all had a plan in the last year squashed, yet our plans are...
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KCFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

By Allie Cushnyr, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers, & Ranchers May was a busy month for the Kern County Young Farmers and...

KCFB President’s Message: When Outside Activists Steer a Local Steering Committee

By John Moore, President, Kern County Farm Bureau After reading two articles related to AB 617 published by The Bakersfield Californian, this...

KCFB Administrator’s Report

By Colleen Taber, Administrator, Kern County Farm Bureau Spring is here with vaccine efforts well underway and restrictions lifting. We are thankful...
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KCFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

By Allie Cushnyr, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Fundraising has been difficult for YF&R over the last year, and we...
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KCFB President’s Message: Executive Overreach & Curious Levels of Comfortability

By John Moore, President, Kern County Farm Bureau The pandemic has shifted normal operating procedures in more ways than one. Employees and...
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KCFB Administrator’s Report

By Colleen Taber, Administrator, Kern County Farm Bureau The Kern County agricultural community patiently awaits the creation and implementation of the COVID...
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KCFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

By Allie Cushnyr, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Our February virtual ag trivia night was a success! 3 teams competed...
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KCFB President’s Message: The Importance of Our Institutions

By John Moore, President, Kern County Farm Bureau This author had a difficult time deciding between writing about current events effecting the...

KCFB Administrator’s Report

By Colleen Taber, Administrator, Kern County Farm Bureau We are now back in the saddle. The holidays are behind us and we...
March 2018 Monthly Meeting and Tour at Tasteful Selections

KCFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

By Allie Cushnyr, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Why YF&R? This is the question I asked myself 5 years ago...
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Lucas Espericueta: “A Numbers Guy” Aiding Farmers

By Elizabeth Vaughn, Copy Editor, Valley Ag Voice There are certain moments in life where one decision will pave the way for...
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KCFB President’s Message: New Year, New KCFB

By John Moore, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Happy New Year! It’s 2021 and there is no doubt by this time all...
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KCFB Administrator’s Report

By Colleen Taber, Administrator, Kern County Farm Bureau While restrictions continue on gatherings and large educational meetings, Spray Safe and the message...
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KCFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

By Allie Cushnyr, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers A new year, a new officer team, and we are looking forward...
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KCFB President’s Message: Where We Go From Here

By John Moore, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Hopefully by the time this article is printed in the next edition of the...
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KCFB Administrator’s Report: Hindsight is 2020, A Year in Review

By Colleen Taber, Administrator, Kern County Farm Bureau The Kern County Farm Bureau kicked off 2020 with our annual Spray Safe event,...
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KCFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

By Lindsey MebanePresident,Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers As I sit here writing my final article as the Kern Young Farmers and...
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Todd Snider: Kern County’s Farmer Advocate

By Elizabeth Vaughn, Copy Editor, Valley Ag Voice There are a few predictable things in life, with one being the immense amount...
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KCFB President’s Message: So Long and Thank You with an Eye to the Future

By John Moore, President, Kern County Farm Bureau The Kern County Farm Bureau was founded over 100 years ago, and within that...
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KCFB 2020 Golf Classic

By Colleen Taber, Administrator, Kern County Farm Bureau It’s been an eventful fall here at the Kern County Farm Bureau! There is...