Lilly Pimentel to be Honored with Kings County Farm Bureau’s President’s Award

Lilly Pimentel, ag teacher for Hanford Joint Union High School District, will be honored with the President’s Award at Kings County Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Annual Meeting is an opportunity to celebrate Kings County Farm Bureau’s 99 successful years advocating for agriculture and to honor those in the community that support […]

Marianna Santos Gentert promoted Tulare County Deputy Agricultural Commissioner

Former Agricultural & Standards Inspector IV, Marianna Gentert, has been promoted to the position of Deputy Agricultural Commissioner by Tulare’s Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer, Marilyn Kinoshita. She assumed office August 7, 2017. Gentert grew up in the area on a dairy farm and her father is in the hay business.She attended California State University, Fresno, graduating with […]

100 Years of Farm Bureau History on Display at Tulare County Historical Museum

For 100 years the Tulare County Farm Bureau has been assisting local farmers. Some facts and artifacts about just what the Bureau has been doing for those 100 years is now on display at the Tulare County Historical Museum in the Farm, Labor and Agriculture building. It is just one segment of the Bureau’s events […]

Governor Brown Authorizes State Funds to Help Stop Deadly Citrus Disease

California citrus growers will soon get help from the State to stop a devastating plant disease threatening residential and commercial citrus trees. Governor Brown signed the 2017 Budget Act this week and authorized $10 million in general funding to prevent the spread of the invasive insect Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and the deadly and incurable plant […]

World Ag Expo Presents Valley Children’s Hospital with $63,000 Check

The International Agri-Center and World Ag Expo presented a check in the amount of $63,000 to Valley Children’s Hospital during the hospital’s All Guild Picnic at the California Armenian Home on May 24, in Fresno, California. The check represented the total funds raised by the Guilds of Valley Children’s Hospital, who participated in World Ag […]

Taste of the Valley Coming Up on April 29

The Kings County Farm Bureau will be hosting its popular food, wine and beer-tasting fundraiser, Taste of the Valley, on Saturday, April 29. This community-wide event helps raise money to support Farm Bureau programs. The event will be held at beautiful Burris Park from 4-7pm and offer guests the opportunity to sample an impressive assortment […]

Tulare Kiwanis Club to Honor Doug Mederos, Farmer of the Year Award

The Kiwanis Club of Tulare will present its 57th Farmer of the Year award to Doug Mederos owner of Doug Les Farms. The award luncheon will be held Wednesday, March 29 at 12pm at the Heritage Complex in Tulare. Tickets are available for $25 in advance from Kiwanis Club members and various businesses in Tulare, […]

Generations of the California Dairy Industry – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Joey Airoso is a fourth-generation California dairyman, his son, Joseph is the fifth, and his grandchildren could be the sixth. His great grandfather, Charles, emigrated from the Azores to the San Joaquin Valley in 1912. Charles had been a dairyman in the islands of Portugal, but moved his family to the US, to live the […]

Western Classic Dairy Show in its Sixth Year

The Western Classic Junior Dairy Show began in 2012 and has been held annually every year since at the Kings Fairgrounds in Hanford. It is a junior-only dairy cattle show, allowing youth ages 5-21 to participate. In late 2011, due to tough economic times and decreased funding from the State of California, the Great Western […]