In-person events coming back!

By David Strecker, SJFB President This past June saw the return of the San Joaquin AgFest, Junior Show and Auction. Due to COVID, 2020’s show was entirely online with no […]

FFA programs doing well despite pandemic

By Craig W. Anderson The diversified high school ag and FFA programs of San Joaquin County continued despite hurdles provided by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Innovative solutions kept the educational […]

4-H carries through second COVID year

By Craig W. Anderson It will take more than a pandemic to slow down San Joaquin County’s 4-H clubs, according to Emma Fete, Ph.D., the county’s 4-H Youth Development Advisor, […]

YF&R eager to reconnect

By Vicky Boyd Although the coronavirus pandemic put a damper on San Joaquin County Young Farmers & Ranchers’ in-person activities for more than a year, committee leaders say they’re eager […]

Delta College ag program showcases improvements

By Vicky Boyd San Joaquin Delta College continues to shore up its agricultural programs with new dairy and poultry science degrees and a pathway to pest control advisor certificate in […]

SJFB awards 2021 scholarships to local youth

The San Joaquin Farm Bureau recently announced the 2021 scholarship winners. Following are those receiving scholarships. SJFB Federation Scholarship Lauren Hanson is a graduating senior from Lodi High School. She […]

An uphill battle for water storage

By David Strecker, SJFB President Over the past month, every conversation I had seemed to lead to the discussion of water. After spending the past year dealing with COVID-19, our […]

Dairy industry dealing with many challenges

By Craig W. Anderson The San Joaquin County dairy industry is just coming out of the COVID pandemic that cut off a chunk of business from restaurants and schools causing […]

Cal-OSHA keeps COVID rules in place

Ag community pushes for elimination of COVID Emergency Temporary Standard By Vicky Boyd Despite pleas from business groups to scrap the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard, the California Occupational Safety and […]