Dec. 21 2017
KINGS COUNTY FARM BUREAU MAKES DONATION TO THE KINGS FAIR
Hanford, Calif. — Christmas is coming early to the Kings Fair this year. Thanks to a generous
donation from Kings County Farm Bureau and the June Dairy Month Committee, a new
commercial freezer is being delivered to the Hanford fairgrounds tomorrow.
Since state fair funding was eliminated during the recession, forcing fairs to become financially
self-sufficient, local fairs like the Kings Fair have struggled to meet operational costs.
Throughout the state, local fairs have come to rely more heavily on their fair foundations and
community support to keep their gates open.
When the Kings Fair’s commercial freezer stopped working and was determined to be beyond
repair earlier this year, Kings County Farm Bureau’s board of directors wanted to help. They use
the freezer during their annual Farm Day event, as do other organizations that utilize the
fairground’s facilities throughout the year. With the help of the local June Dairy Month
Committee, they are purchasing a new $3,000 refrigerator and delivering it to the fairgrounds
on Friday morning.
“Farm Bureau has long partnered with the Kings Fair in a number of ways that benefit the local
ag community,” said Kings County Farm Bureau Executive Director Dusty Ference. “The fair and
their foundation are committed to upgrading their facilities, and this is a way we can help
contribute to the overall health of an organization that plays an important role in Kings
For more information, please call Dusty Ference at the Farm Bureau office, 584-3557, or on his
Kings County Farm Bureau is a non-profit advocacy organization that represents approximately 800 members of the
agricultural community. Their mission is to provide education, promotion and representation of agriculture. More information is available at www.kcfb.org.
June 19, 2017
KCFB would like to welcome Barbara Borges- Martin as our new Community Relations Coordinator. Barbara has lived and been active in Kings County for 11 years. She and her husband own Dairygoddess Farms. She has passed the torch of the day to day operation of Dairy Goddess to her daughter. Barbara wanted to continue her passion for our county and agriculture while doing something new. Kings County Farm Bureau will be a perfect fit. She looks forward to meeting all of the members and bringing in new ones too!