In an effort to help our members and law enforcement protect our member's operations, assets and families, the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation has implemented the San Joaquin County Rural Crime Prevention Program.

There are three separate programs which make up the Rural Crime Prevention Program: the Owner Applied Number program, the Farm Watch signs, and the Rural Crime Alert program.

SJFB is helping enroll members into the OAN (Owner Applied Number) program, where a farmer or rancher registers for a number code which can be engraved or marked on equipment to help in identifying that material or equipment if it is stolen or missing.

One other such effort is Rural Crime Alert booklets (which aid farmers) to report suspicious activity or crimes to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department's rural crime investigation team.

These three programs, the OAN's, Farm Watch signs and the Rural Crime Alert booklets, are being used in combination to strengthen our efforts in rural crime prevention.

For more information on any of these programs, please contact the SJFB office.


Farm Watch Signs now available, $20.00 for members, $35.00 for non members. Contact the San Joaquin Farm Bureau office at (209) 931-4931 to pick up.