Why join the Farm Bureau?

Whether you represent a community involved in the production of food products, are home to one of the ports that ships California-grown products all over the world, or are one of the 38 million California consumers of the food, fiber or foliage we produce, you have a stake in the future of California farms and ranches.

With more than 400 different commodities produced in California, Farm Bureau is committed to helping consumers understand where their food comes from, the challenges associated with producing a safe, affordable food supply and ensuring consumer confidence in California-grown products.

HOW TO JOIN?

Everyone is eligible to apply for Farm Bureau membership and receive the many benefits and services available. When you join, you are applying for membership in the Kern County Farm Bureau. All members receive the Farm Newspaper produced exclusively for Kern County Farm Bureau members. Farmers and ranchers who receive income from production agriculture join as Voting Members and receive the weekly Ag Alert®, California’s number one agricultural trade journal. Voting Members are also eligible to sign up for the Monday Update, Kern County’s weekly digital agricultural update. All others join as Sustaining Members and receive the bimonthly California Bountiful, filled with useful information and background on food production, home gardening and other subjects. Businesses (agriculturally related and non-agriculturally related) may join as BusinessMembers. Business members receive the same benefits as Voting and Sustaining members plus all Business members are listed in the Business section of our newspaper and website.

Choose the most convenient way to join:

By Telephone – Call the County Farm Bureau office at (661) 397-9635 and have your VISA or MasterCard ready for dues payment. Be ready to provide name, address, phone and other pertinent information.
Walk-In – 801 S. Mount Vernon Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93307. Our hours are 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Click here for a map.
By Mail – Complete and mail an application form to the Kern County Farm Bureau, 801 South Mount Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93307.
Online – New members may join Farm Bureau online, through a secure Webservice. Be ready to provide name, address, phone and other pertinent information and have either a Visa® or MasterCard® ready for dues payment.

STATEWIDE FARM BUREAU BENEFITS

Need a copy of the latest Farm Bureau Member Benefit Guide? Not a problem! Download the brochure or call the Member Help Desk at (800) 698-3276.

CATERPILLAR

Receive discounts ranging from $250-$2,000 on Cat agriculture construction equipment. Eligible equipment includes Cat skid steer loaders, compact and multi-terrain loaders, wheel loaders, telehandlers, backhoe loaders, hydraulic excavators and track-type tractors. Members must print out an authorization certificate at www.fbverify.com and present it to the Cat dealer IN ADVANCE of the acquired equipment to receive the incentive.

GRAINGER

Members qualify for a 30% discount on Grainger items. Additionally, members can get 55% off suggested list prices on Proto Tools, save 50% on Stanley Tools and 35% on farm-duty motors, as well as extra discounts on many “green” home and office products. Members, when using their Farm Bureau discount number to order supplies and products from Grainger, save an average of 26.65% off catalog prices, including:

55.17% off electrical appliances
36.73% off safety equipment
35.29% off adhesives and sealants
30.83% off paint and painting equipment
28.04% off HVAC and refrigeration
33.51% off motors 30.57% off lighting
24.74% off hand tools
23.65% off power tools
25.82% off office supplies

To set up your account, request a catalog or place an order, call the Farm Bureau support line at 708-396-1900 or visit www.grainger.com. Free shipping is available for orders placed online.