San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation

Why should a farmer/rancher be a San Joaquin Farm Bureau member?

  • Offer training sessions on compliance with federal food safety rules, labor laws, estate planning
  • Blocked legislation that would have complicated ag employment, expand restrictions through wild and scenic rivers designation, allowed utilities unlimited property access, and add unreasonable environmental protections
  • Defend water and property rights
    • Actively monitored and made recommendations to minimize privacy infringement and reduce excessive paperwork and costs proposed in the East San Joaquin Waste Water Draft Order
    • Actively assisting tree nut growers in the PG&E Tree Removal issue
    • Member of the 5 county Delta Caucus, specifically working to defeat the Delta Tunnel project
    • Continually monitor the Community Development applications submitted to the county, then send letters of support for agriculturally related operations compliant with county ordinances and send letters of opposition for urban sprawl projects to protect nearby agriculture operations now and in the future
  • Prevented the condemnation of thousands of acres of farmland by the Fish & Wildlife Service through their proposed expansion of a wildlife refuge
  • Demand sound science in all regulation
  • Secure funding to help farmers and food processors comply with state air-quality and climate- change mandates. Supported efforts to help compensate growers who replace outdated machinery.
  • Secured funding to assist growers transitioning to more efficient irrigation systems.
  • Support for lower taxes on estate, equipment, and property
    • Regularly meet and discuss with legislators the economic issues for farmers.
    • Oppose the San Joaquin County Environmental Health Department’s Underground Storage Tank Program proposed fee increases.
  • Support funding for local law enforcement
    • Promoting the use of SmartWater to address rural theft.
  • Opportunity to help set Farm Bureau policy at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Introduce San Joaquin County teachers to the agriculture industry through numerous field trips to farms and agricultural businesses, presentations and learn how agriculture can be incorporated into mathematics, natural sciences, language arts, history, geography and nutrition in our Ag in the Classroom Conference every June. In addition to the exciting tours, the teachers are supplied with numerous resources and lesson plans aligned with Common Core to assist in incorporating agriculture into their classrooms.
  • Receive weekly Ag Alerts from California Farm Bureau and the monthly SJFB News. These publications ensure our members are kept up-to-date on the important issues our industry faces.
  • Access to a wide variety of discounts including, but not limited to: Ford, Nationwide Insurance, John Deere, Kelly-Moore Paint, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Grainger, plus a host of travel and entertainment benefits, as well as local discounts at Ferrellgas.
  • Provide $40,000+ annually in Ag Scholarships.
  • Ag Fest Jr Livestock Auction buyer.
  • Provide lunch at no cost to Ag Fest Jr. Livestock buyers.
  • Promote Ag Education to youth in San Joaquin County as a Partner with AgVenture
  • With over 2,000 members we are the largest and most effective grassroots agricultural based organization in San Joaquin County. We work to unite the voice of agriculture while preserving and promoting the family farm. Part of our strength comes from our partnership with the California and American Farm Bureau Federations. From these collaborations we are able to monitor and work on local, state and national issues important to all of us.
See our Working for You for monthly details.

Not a farmer. Why should I be a San Joaquin Farm Bureau member?

  • Support local family farms. There are about 3,580 farms in San Joaquin County with the average farm size only 220 acres.
  • Support youth programs that develop civic leadership in youth
  • Demand sound science in pesticide regulation
  • Monitor land use relating to urban sprawl
  • Secure funding to help farmers and food processors comply with state air-quality and climate- change mandates
  • Support funding for local law enforcement
  • Introduce San Joaquin County teachers to the agriculture industry through numerous field trips to farms and agricultural businesses, presentations and learn how agriculture can be incorporated into mathematics, natural sciences, language arts, history, geography and nutrition in our Ag in the Classroom Conference every June. In addition to the exciting tours, the teachers are supplied with numerous resources and lesson plans aligned with Common Core to assist in incorporating agriculture into their classrooms.
  • Receive the full color, bi-monthly California Bountiful magazine filled with travel ideas, recipes, photographs.
  • Receive discounts on amusement parks, hotels, car rentals, propane, paint, vehicle purchases, wine, and pet insurance.
  • Provide $40,000+ annually in Ag Scholarships.
  • Ag Fest Jr Livestock Auction supporter
  • Promote Ag Education to youth in San Joaquin County as a Partner with AgVenture
  • San Joaquin County is a premier location for the diversity of premium quality agricultural products including almonds, wine grapes, asparagus, honey, milk, cherries, and tomatoes.
See our Working for You for monthly details.