By Ariana Joven
Executive Director, Kern County
On March 10th and 11th, Kern County Farm Bureau held their annual Farm Day in the City event at the Kern County Fairgrounds. Every year we invite 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students throughout Kern County to attend. We had near 20 different exhibits, indoor and outdoor, for each class to visit. We had booths from Wonderful Citrus, Grimmway, Bolthouse, Bakersfield College, Sumo Citrus, California Safety Training Corporation, and more.
The goal of this event is to educate students about agriculture. Many of these students (and teachers) do not realize that what is grown here in Kern County and this event is the opportunity for us to educate them. We are incredibly grateful for our sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, and staff who helped make this event possible.
Next up, is our annual Golf Classic on May 4th. If you were unable to participate in Golf Classic last year, I highly recommend grabbing your friends and signing up for a team—it is a golf tournament you don’t want to miss! This year we will host it at Seven Oaks again and you can expect it to be a great time with food, music, drinks, and more! We have about 20 teams left so make sure to reserve your spot soon.
As always, we greatly appreciate the support from our members and community—without the support, we would not be able to continue protecting our agricultural industry.