By Allie Cushnyr, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers, & Ranchers
May was a busy month for the Kern County Young Farmers and Ranchers! We had a successful May Social at Crusader Brewing where young professionals came together after a long work week to catch up, meet others, and have a good time. It has been quite some time since we have gotten together like this and we look forward to similar events in the future! Our other May event was the 1st Annual Clay Shoot that was hosted out at 5 Dogs Range. We are so thankful to those who sponsored the event and everyone who participated! Looking forward to this becoming an annual event to help raise funds for the Kern YF&R Ag Grant.
Talking about the Ag Grant, have your kids applied for it yet? It’s a grant that is open to FFA & 4-H students who are exhibiting projects at the Kern County Fair this year. The applications became available at the beginning of May, and we will be accepting them until July 1st, 2021. We had quite a few applicants in past years, and we are looking forward to being able to help students fund some of their project costs with it again this year. Spread the word because there isn’t much time left to apply!
Our next meeting is on June 12th at Redhouse Beef at 8 AM. Their address is: 649 Enos Ln, Bakersfield, CA 93314. We encourage new people to come out if you are interested in being a part of the Kern County YF&R group. We do not require you to be a member of Farm Bureau to come to our meetings (but if you do decide to join, then even better!). There is no cost for the meeting, and if you are wondering if a meeting is family friendly (like bringing your children), just send us an email and ask! We hope to see you there!
Being a part of the Kern County Young Farmers and Ranchers comes at no cost, and we welcome everyone between 18-35 years old. This is a great group to be a part of to give back to the community, network with other professionals, and have a good time with friends. If you would like to jump on our email list to receive information about upcoming events, please reach out to us. We are also active on both Facebook and Instagram.