Catalino “Tito” Martinez

President – Val-Mar Farms

John Moore III
1st Vice President – Moore Farms / White Wolf Potato Co.

Patty Poire
2nd Vice President – Kern Groundwater Authority

Lucas Espericueta
Treasurer – Farm  Credit West

Jenny Holtermann
District Director – Holtermann Bros Ag

Lindsey Mebane 
YF&R Chair – Tasteful Selections

Jeff Rasmussen
Past President – Vignolo Farms


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

Catalino “Tito” Martinez*

KCFB President, Val-Mar Farms

John Moore III*

KCFB 1st Vice-President, Moore Farms

Patty Poire*

KCFB 2nd Vice-President, Kern Groundwater Authority

Rick Brauer

KCFB Treasurer, Valley Republic Bank

Jared Britschgi

Pearl Crop

Kevin Burton

Klein DeNatale Goldner

Jacob Cauzza

Cauzza Growers

Alan Doud

Young Wooldridge, LLP

Lucas Espericueta*

Farm Credit West

Aaron Flores

J.G. Boswell Co.

Christopher Garmon

Kern County Fair

Chad Garone

McKittrick Ranch

Jason Giannelli

Ten Star Farming

Jason Gianquinto

Semitropic Water Storage District

Javier Higuera

Trilogy Personnel and Land Management

Donny Hopkins

Bolthouse Farms

Bill Lane

Garlic Company

Lindsey Mebane

Tasteful Selections

Tracy Saiki

Agriculture Capital Operations

Matthew Thomson

Jerry Slough Farming Co.

Rob Goff

Wonderful Orchards

Mark Hall*

Grapevine Vineyards, Inc.

Jay Hershey

JCH2 Enterprises, LLC

Jenny Holtermann*

Holtermann Bros Ag.

Trey Irwin*

Tejon Ranch

Jerome Kresha

Kresha Agricultural Nursery

Ben Laverty III*

California Safety Training Corporation

Ben Laverty IV

California Safety Training Corporation

Steve Murray*

Murray Family Farms

Jeff Rasmussen*

KCFB Past President, Vignolo Farms

Steve Rodrigues

Bejo Seeds Co.

Todd Snider*

Western Ag Corp Insurance Services

Mike Vandborg

Sunrise Sprayers

*Executive Board