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By Vicky Boyd

With the Nov. 6 general election just around the corner, the San Joaquin Farm Bureau has endorsed five additional candidates who join the four candidates and two measures on which the organization previously took positions.

The most recent group includes John Cox, Republican for governor; Mark Meuser, Republican for Secretary of State; Marla Livengood, Republican for U.S. Congress, District 9; Janet Rivera, incumbent, San Joaquin Delta Community College trustee for Area 3; and Charles Jennings, Delta College trustee for Area 4.

One of the most successful events for SJFB each year is Taste of San Joaquin, which brings together SJFB board members, media representatives, and elected officials and their staff. The event helps build relationships and provides the opportunity to educate them about agricultural issues in a fun atmosphere. Photo by Goff Photography

By Craig W. Anderson

The staff of San Joaquin Farm Bureau and its board of directors are constantly at work ensuring that agriculture remains viable in San Joaquin County, and that its voice is heard at the county, state and national levels. 

"Farm Bureau is truly a year-round operation," said Rachael Fleming, SJFB's program director. "Our committees and board meet to discuss their various programs and/or work on ongoing issues affecting agriculture."

Meeting with and explaining agricultural issues to the media is perhaps the one aspect of Farm Bureau's outreach that is proven to be ongoing throughout the year, Fleming said. "Our goal at SJFB is to protect and promote agriculture in the county. Staff and board members provide interviews and comments to various media and networks on ag related issues." 

"Executive Director Bruce Blodgett is neck-deep in local, state and national issues," said SJFB President Jim Ferrari. "Farm Bureau's job is staying in the trenches, going to bat for our members."

By Craig W. Anderson

THERE iS A LOT THAT comes with a San Joaquin Farm Bureau membership, more savings and more discounts. 

"The discounts we offer support our agricultural community and bring members together," said Rachael Fleming, SJFB program director. "The trend is that people join due to SJFB's advocacy for the membership and they discover that the discount programs are an ad-on to their membership. It pays to be a Farm Bureau member in San

Your San Joaquin Farm Bureau staff and dedicated board of directors’ work to ensure that agriculture stays in San Joaquin County and our voice is heard at the county, state and national level. Take a look to see how we accomplished this each month in 2018.