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

Patty Poire
1st Vice President – Kern Groundwater Authority

Jenny Holtermann
2nd Vice President – H & H Family Farms

Lucas Espericueta
Treasurer – Farm  Credit West

Lindsey Mebane 
YF&R Chair – Tasteful Selections

Catalino “Tito” Martinez
Past President


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

Jaclyn Green

Johnston Farms

Alex Dominguez

Klein, DeNatale, Goldner

Valentin Medina

Wonderful Orchards

John Moore III*

KCFB President, Moore Farms

Patty Poire*

KCFB 1st Vice-President, Kern Groundwater Authority

Jenny Holtermann*

2nd Vice President – H & H Family Farms

Austin Downs

Grimmway Farms

Michelle Carpenter

Gourmet Blueberries

Dan Palla


Lucas Espericueta*

KCFB Treasurer – Farm Credit West

Jared Britschgi

Pearl Crop

Jacob Cauzza

Cauzza Growers

Aaron Flores

J.G. Boswell Co.

Chad Garone

McKittrick Ranch

Mark Bateman

Jesse Rojas

Aaron Hegde

David Halopoff

Jason Giannelli

Ten Star Farming

Javier Higuera

Trilogy Personnel and Land Management

Bill Lane

Garlic Company

Lindsey Mebane

Tasteful Selections

Matthew Thomson

Jerry Slough Farming Co.

Mark Hall*

Grapevine Vineyards, Inc.

Jay Hershey

JCH2 Enterprises, LLC

Trey Irwin*

Tejon Ranch

Ben Laverty III*

California Safety Training Corporation

Ben Laverty IV

California Safety Training Corporation

Steve Murray*

Murray Family Farms

Todd Snider*

Western Ag Corp Insurance Services

*Executive Board