The Fresno County Farm Bureau (FCFB) is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1917 to promote and protect agriculture. As part of a nationwide Farm Bureau network of more than five million members, FCFB provides agricultural advocacy and outreach activities for some of the most productive and efficient farmers in the world.
Farm Bureau is part of a grassroots, nationwide network of Farm Bureaus organized on a county, state and national levels. The county Farm Bureau is the center of the organization. It is here that members join by payment of nominal annual dues which entitles them to the wide range of services and benefits of membership.
Fresno County Farm Bureau is one of 53 county Farm Bureaus currently representing a combined membership of over 4,000 family members in Fresno County. Collectively, Farm Bureau is California’s largest farm organization with memberships from 76,500 farm families in 56 counties.
California Farm Bureau (CFBF) serves the county Farm Bureaus’ as our voice in state issues and works closely with representatives from American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) on issues of national importance.
To lead the agriculture industry and the community in addressing issues that result in long-term economic viability for agriculture and promoting the economic vitality of the region.
A dynamic organization unified in promoting and protecting agriculture.
- Address critical issues to ensure the sustainability of agriculture.
- Communicate and educate the media and public on the issues and values of agriculture.
- Increase membership and community awareness of the value of Fresno County Farm Bureau.
- Actively build coalitions with agriculture and community organizations.
- Cultivate and champion political leaders who understand and support agriculture.
- Ensure the economic stability and growth of Fresno County Farm Bureau.
What We Do
FCFB leads the agriculture industry and the community in addressing issues that result in long-term viability for agriculture and promoting the economic vitality of the region.
||Political Action – FCFB represents its members at the local, state and federal levels of government, bringing agricultural interests to the forefront of discussions surrounding issues that affect the industry (i.e., air quality, water quality and supply, labor, land use and other issues that will determine the viability of agriculture).|
||Community Outreach – Agricultural production in Fresno County is the largest contributor to the area economy. FCFB highlights the economic and social importance of the industry through devoted community leadership and media outreach. By utilizing its monthly newsletter, Agriculture Today, and weekly e-newsletter, Ag Wire, FCFB actively engages the community with timely agricultural information.|
||Education – Farm Bureau takes a leading role in educating children and the public about agriculture. As California’s population continues to become further removed from the farm, FCFB helps bridge the gap between the consumer and farmer.|