Trainings & Seminars
FCFB routinely hosts trainings & seminars on health and safety issues affecting Fresno County agricultural businesses, producers, families and employees. Contact FCFB for a seminar schedule or to request a class.
Some of the trainings include:
Cotton Harvest Safety Training
CPR, First-Aid & AED
Hazardous Agricultural Materials & Transportation Training
Heat Illness Prevention Training
Land as Your Legacy
Nut Harvest Safety Training
Raisin & Wine Grape Mechanical Harvest Safety Trainings
Tractor Safety Training
In 2003, FCFB created the Future Advocates for Agriculture Concerned About Tomorrow (FAACT) program, an eight-month comprehensive educational series for community leaders focusing on issues affecting agriculture - the county's number one employer.
The once-a-month, day-long seminars provide classroom discussions combined with tour/field trips and leading industry experts. FAACT offers a balanced, factual presentation of several issue areas specific to agriculture, such as air quality, land use planning, water quality regulations and supply development, immigration and agricultural labor issues, regulatory processes and the economic viability of agriculture.
Since its inception, more than 200 people have participated in the FAACT program. Alumni members include representatives from both the public and private sectors, such as legislative staff, agricultural financing and real estate, public water agencies, law enforcement, farmers and agricultural-related businesses.
Farm Team is your opportunity to make your voice heard in Sacramento and Washington D.C. Farm Team members sign up to receive emails and text messages alerting them to critical legislation that will impact California agriculture. The alerts allow you to send messages directly to your elected representatives with a few clicks on your phone or computer.
Farm Team has been instrumental in stopping bad bills before they are signed into law. By letting your representatives know how important an issue is, you have a direct voice in the process.
Join Farm Team today. Visit cfbf.com/farm-team or text CFBF to 40649.
Valley’s Gold is a weekly series that presents a behind-the-scenes look at the economic engine that drives our region, agriculture.
Viewers will learn about and experience a close-up look at every aspect of the journey crops and commodities take from field to fork across the San Joaquin Valley, and beyond.
Each show is comprised of several segments that demonstrate how crops are planted, tended, harvested and processed. Many episodes include a cooking or consumer segment that utilizes the featured crop. Fresno County Farm Bureau CEO Ryan Jacobsen is the host of the show. During Valley’s Gold, Jacobsen speaks with growers about their family histories and helps share insight into the various techniques, practices and advancements used in California farming and agriculture.
Bounty of Fresno County
"Bounty of Fresno County" is FCFB's annual event held in celebration of the region's agricultural industry and community. This event takes place in the spring at Wolf Lakes Park in Sanger.
Keep a look out for next year's details in future editions of Ag Wire and Agriculture Today.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Coffee Talks provide FCFB members the opportunity to hear from a variety of speakers including Fresno County Supervisors, City Councilmembers and the Fresno County Sheriff-Coroner on topics that affect agriculture.
The series is free to members and are held at various locations throughout the county.
Fresno-Madera Young Farmers & Ranchers
Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers committee members are active agriculturalists - between the ages of 18 and 35 - involved in production, banking, business and other areas of the industry.
YF&R is a great resource that aids in the development of both leadership and communication skills and provides members with networking opportunities.
Click here to join the Fresno Madera YF&R distribution list.
Click here to view their Facebook page.