Officers

Patty Poire
President– Kern Groundwater Authority

Jenny Holtermann
1st Vice President – H & H Family Farms

Jason Gianelli
2nd Vice President – Gianelli Farms

Lucas Espericueta
Treasurer – Farm Credit West

Timothy Collins
YF&R Chair – Kern High School District

John Moore III
Past President – Moore Farms / White Wolf Potato Co.

KCFB GOVERNING BOARD AND COMMITTEES

The Kern County Farm Bureau is divided into three geographic districts and each district is represented by a maximum of eleven directors on the Board of Directors. The Board meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the KCFB office in Bakersfield, unless otherwise noticed. Members are always welcome to attend, but it is suggested you contact the office in advance for more information about each month’s agenda. The Annual Meeting for all members is held in October, at which time Officers and Board Members are ratified by those in attendance who maintain an “agricultural” membership.

Active Committees:
Education & Outreach
Labor, Safety &Trade
Land Use, Infrastructure & Environment
Membership & Fundraising
Finance & Audit
Young Farmers & Ranchers
Events (Bounty, Golf Classic, and Save Water Drink Wine)

Board of Directors

Patty Poire

President – Kern Groundwater Authority

Jenny Holtermann

1st Vice President – H & H Family Farms

Jason Giannelli

2nd VP – Ten Star Farming

Lucas Espericueta

Treasurer – Farm Credit West

Timothy Collins

YF&R Chair – Kern High School District

John Moore III

Past President – Moore Farms/White Wolf Potato Co.

Jacob Cauzza

Director – Cauzza Brothers

Zach Wortiska

Director – Grimmway Farms

Jesse Rojas

Director – The Redd Group

Allie Cushnyr

Director – Syngenta

Greg Actis

Director – Elk Grove Farming Co.

 

Jaclyn Green

Director – Johnston Farms

Alex Dominguez

Director – Klein DeNatale Goldner

Valentin Medina

Director – Wonderful Orchards

Austin Downs

Director – Grimmway Farms

Dan Palla

Director – JSS Almonds

Jared Britschgi

Director – Pearl Crop

Jacob Cauzza

Director – Cauzza Growers

Aaron Flores

Director – J.G. Boswell Co.

Chad Garone

Director – McKittrick Ranch

Mark Bateman

Director – Young Wooldridge LP

Jesse Rojas

The Redd Group

S. Aaron Hegde

PhD.

David Halopoff

Director – Cawelo Water District

Javier Higuera Jr.

Director – Trilogy Personnel and Land Management

Lindsey Mebane

Director – Tasteful Selections

Matthew Thomson

Director – Jerry Slough Farming Co.

Mark Hall*

Director – Grapevine Vineyards, Inc.

Jay Hershey

Director – JCH2 Enterprises, LLC

Trey Irwin*

Director – Tejon Ranch

Ben Laverty III*

California Safety Training Corporation

Ben Laverty IV

Director – California Safety Training Corporation

Steve Murray*

Director – Murray Family Farms

Todd Snider*

Director – Western Ag Corp Insurance Services

*Executive Board