About BCFB

Butte County Farm Bureau is a non-profit grass roots organization whose purpose is to protect and promote agricultural interests throughout the state of California and to find solutions to the problems of the farm, the farm home, and the rural community. BCFB is part of California’s largest farm organization the California Farm Bureau Federation which is comprised of 53 county farm bureaus representing 53,000 members in 56 counties.

Farm Bureau strives to protect and improve the ability of farmers and ranchers engaged in production agriculture to provide a reliable supply of food and fiber through responsible stewardship of California's resources.

Farm Bureau is organized on a county, state and national basis-in that order. The county Farm Bureau is the nucleus 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. The policies and programs of Farm Bureau are developed from grassroots recommendations originating at the community and county Farm Bureau levels. From these recommendations, tentative policy resolutions are prepared and submitted to the CFBF House of Delegates for action at its annual meeting each December.

Since 1917, BCFB has been working to protect agriculture’s interests, but we couldn’t continue our work without the support of our members. Membership dues not only provide funding for fighting issues that are important to the agricultural community, but also for educational opportunities in the area. BCFB provides scholarships for high school students attending college with an interest in an agricultural field. In November the organization hosts our Annual Agribee, an agricultural spelling bee for fourth and fifth grade students. BCFB regularly supports local programs and organizations such as local 4-H and FFA, California Women for Agriculture, End of Frost and The Cartel at the Silver Dollar Fair.

Please browse our website and see what the BCFB has to offer! Visit our membership page for information on benefits and our headlines page for current information and issues that will help you in legislative awareness.

Let Farm Bureau help you continue to do what you do best - farm!

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President
Clark Becker, Biggs

1st Vice President
Darren Rice, Chico

2nd Vice President
Lee Heringer, Chico

3rd Vice President
Walt Stile, Chico

Treasurer
Ryan Coker, Chico

Past President
Stacy Gore, Nelson

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

* Past President
• CFBF 1st Vice President


Staff

Executive Director:
Colleen Cecil

Program Coordinator:
Heather Johnson

Program Coordinator:
Rachel Castanon

Membership Coordinator:
Amy Alves


Butte County Ag Information

Top 5 Commodities in Butte County for 2016
1. Walnuts: $234,635,700
2. Almonds: $187,902,400
3. Rice: $122,845,800
4. Prunes: $31,001,978
5. Cattle & Calves: $31,001,978

Total Value of Agriculture in Butte County for 2016: $705,211,786
Please visit the Agricultural Commissioner of Butte County for the complete 2016 crop report.