Business Listings

The businesses listed on this page show their support of the agriculture industry and Tulare County Farm Bureau by being Farm Bureau Business Members. Please show your appreciation by supporting them in return. Let these businesses know that you are a Farm Bureau member, and look for special Farm Bureau "Member Only Discounts".


Other Organizations & Individuals
College of the Sequoias Tulare College Center
4999 E. Bardsley Ave.
Tulare, CA 93274

Phone:559-688-3010
Phone:559-730-3700
Website:www.cos.edu

Primary Farm Bureau Member Contact:
Louann Waldner, Provost, Tulare College Center
Phone:559-688-3050
Email:

Business Summary:
College of the Sequoias is a comprehensive community college focused on student learning that leads to productive work, lifelong learning and community involvement. College of the Sequoias affirms that our mission is to help our diverse student population achieve its transfer and/or occupational objectives and to advance the economic growth and global competitiveness of business and industry within our region. College of the Sequoias is committed to supporting students' mastery of basic skills and to providing programs and services that foster student success.

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Eastern Tule GSA
881 W Morton Avenue
Porterville, CA 93257

Phone:(559) 781-7660
Website:easterntulegsa.com


Business Summary:
Our Story: The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) went into effect January 1, 2015. SGMA requires that local water agencies within all medium and high-priority sub-basins form one or more Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSA) to prepare a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (SGP). GSA’s must be formed by June 30, 2017 and GSPs must be adopted by January 1, 2020. The Tule Sub-basin, as defined in Bulletin 118 is one such Sub-basin. Since late 2014, the public agencies in the Tule Sub-basin have been meeting to discuss the implementation of SGMA. In order to be in compliance with SGMA, all areas in a sub-basin must be covered by a GSA. If more than one GSA covers a sub-basin, a coordination agreement must be drafted and agreed upon by the GSAs. Since 2015, the City Of Porterville, Porterville Irrigation District, Saucelito Irrigation District, Teapot Dome Water District, Vandalia Water District, Terra Bella Irrigation District, Kern-Tulare Water District, and the County have been meeting to form the Eastern Tule GSA to cover each District, as well as, white area in the Tule Sub-basin (map). The Boards and Council of county, city and districts approved an MOU (Tulare County Agreement No. 27537) in early 2016 with the intent of forming the Eastern Tule GSA. Thereafter, these agencies approved a Joint Powers Agreement (Tulare County Agreement No. 27912) to officially form the agency on December 6, 2016.

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Exeter Chamber of Commerce
101 W. Pine St.
Exeter, CA 93221

Phone:(559) 592-2919
Website:www.exeterchamber.com
General Email:

Primary Farm Bureau Member Contact:
Sandy Blankenship

Business Summary:
The Exeter Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping local companies grow their business by taking the lead in programs and events that help create a strong local economy and make our community a great place to do business.

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International Agri-Center, Inc.
4450 S. Laspina St.
Tulare, CA 93274

Phone:(559) 688-1751
Phone:(800) 999-9186
Website:www.internationalagricenter.org
General Email:

Primary Farm Bureau Member Contact:
Jerry Sinift


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Investigative Services
Scott R. James II
2402 W. Main Street
Visalia, CA 93291

Phone:(559) 627-1362
Fax:(559) 272-3770
Website:www.PrivateInvestigationsca.com

Primary Farm Bureau Member Contact:
Scott R. James II, Private Investigator
Phone:(559) 352-6982
Email:

Business Summary:
WE HANDLE THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF CASES: Criminal, Civil, Backgrounds, Family Law, Locates, Bail Enforcement, Sub-Rosa, Consulting, Aerial Photography. QUALIFICATIONS: Certified Firearms Instructor (DOJ) and Firearms Expert (Comparable Entity DOJ); Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer; Bail Bondsman & Fugitive Recovery; Instrument Rated Pilot; Private Investigator. CA-PI#28916. COMMUNITY SERVICE: 2016- Current, Commander- Tulare County Sheriff Aero Squadron; 2017- Current, Trail Ranger- National Park Service; 2017- Current, Charter Org Rep- Boy Scouts Of America Pack#1920; 2017-2018, President- Visalia Breakfast Rotary; 2011-2012, 1st Vice President- Professional Investigators Of California.

Categories: Ag Theft & Security Svcs., Attorneys & Legal, Other Organizations
Kings River Conservation District
4886 E. Jensen Ave
Fresno, CA 93725

Phone:559-237-5567
Fax:559-237-5560
Website:www.krcd.org
General Email:

Primary Farm Bureau Member Contact:
Cristel Tufenkjian

Business Summary:
In 1951, the State of California took steps to secure its natural resources in the San Joaquin Valley. Through special legislation, the Kings River Conservation District (KRCD) was formed. Today, KRCD is a leading resource management agency for the Kings River region serving agriculture, business and residential communities within 1.2 million acres spanning portions of Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties. The mission of KRCD is to provide flood protection, cooperate with other agencies to achieve a balanced and high quality water supply, provide on-farm support in efficient water conservation practices, and develop power resources for the public good. Our core values are: Integrity, respect and openness in dealing with people. An atmosphere of teamwork enabling leadership and learning. Adherence to principles of professionalism, accountability, excellence and innovation at all times. Solutions that are practical, politically and economically feasible, scientifically sound and environmentally sensitive.

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LOTUS Fresno Corp.
1110 E. Olive
Fresno, CA 93728

Phone:559-497-1100
Fax:559-497-1125
Website:www.lotuscorp.com/

Primary Farm Bureau Member Contact:
Melissa Del Carlo, General Sales Manager
Phone:559-307-0510
Email:


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Pipkin Detective Agency & Security
4318 W. Mineral King Ave.
Visalia, CA 93291

Phone:(559) 622-8889
Phone:(877) 730-3532
Fax:(559) 622-8890
Website:gopipkin.com
General Email:

Primary Farm Bureau Member Contact:
Rocky Pipkin
Email:

Business Summary:
PDA was formed back in 1987 as a locally owned and operated investigation firm in Fresno California. PDA has evolved into one of the most effective private investigations firms on the west coast. Our business philosophy is that we provide the best investigative services in all areas of investigation by utilizing the best individuals for each specific area of investigation. PDA continues to maintain the highest standards of integrity, technical sophistication, and expertise in all the different fields of investigations. Our services are provided at the highest level of professionalism and integrity. We will provide our clients with diligent and accurate information. This information is provided in a manner that can be easily understood. We continue to maintain the strictest of ethics, morals and honesty with our reports and courtroom testimony.

Categories: Ag Theft & Security Svcs., Other Organizations
Porterville Chamber of Commerce
93 N. Main St., Ste. A
Porterville, CA 93257

Phone:(559) 784-7502
Website:www.portervillechamber.org
General Email:

Primary Farm Bureau Member Contact:
Deborah Sierra

Business Summary:
The Porterville Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to continually enhancing the economic health and quality of living in the greater Porterville area through the delivery of a comprehensive program of work including areas such as: business recruitment, development and sustainability; education partnerships; networking for business growth; city promotion; community events; and business advocacy.

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Tachi Palace Casino Resort
17225 Jersey Avenue
Lemoore, CA 93245

Phone:(559) 924-7751
Phone:(800) 942-6886
Website:www.tachipalace.com

Primary Farm Bureau Member Contact:
Norma Schaefers
Email:

Business Summary:
THE TACHI DIFFERENCE: If you’re looking for the perfect California vacation with all the perks of a Las Vegas resort and none of the Las Vegas hassle, Tachi Palace is the place for you. We’re located in Lemoore, CA, near Sequoia National Park, Visalia, Bakersfield, Fresno, and in the heart of Central Valley, and our spacious four-star accommodations make this hotel and casino retreat your ideal getaway. With a full on-site casino, spa, pool and restaurants, you have everything you’ll need all in one place. There is truly something for everyone at Tachi Palace Casino Resort. TACHI PALACE is different from other casino resorts because you get the luxury accommodations like any resort in Las Vegas without the extra costs and bustle of The Strip. Tachi Palace has no resort fees and no taxes, leaving more money in your pocket to have the perfect stay. When you stay in a Las Vegas resort, you have to worry about the crowds, traffic and the busy city. These worries add unnecessary stress to your vacation. You’ll avoid the hassle and worry when you stay at Tachi Palace.

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Tulare Chamber Of Commerce
220 E. Tulare Ave.
Tulare, CA 93275

Phone:(559) 686-1547
Website:www.tularechamber.org
General Email:

Primary Farm Bureau Member Contact:
Ben Brubaker, CEO/President
Phone:(559) 686-1547
Email:


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Tulare County Fair
620 South K Street
Tulare, CA 93274

Phone:(559) 686-4707
Website:www.tularefair.org/

Primary Farm Bureau Member Contact:
Gary Castro, Board President
Phone:(559) 686-4707

Business Summary:
Tulare's first fair was actually a citrus fair which was held in the historic pavilion located in what now is Zumwalt Park. It was held in October of 1893 and ran for five days. Ironically, Tulare then had little or no citrus of its own and had to import the fruit to be displayed from the east side of the county. At that time there were eight members of the board of directors: Jasper Harrell, and H.P. Perkins from Visalia; W.B. Cartmill, A.P. Merritt, and E.D. Castle from Tulare; Jacob Hayes from Poplar; George S. Berry from Lindsay; and G.A. Dodge from Hanford. The Tulare County Fair began in 1915. Since its inception as a small "sales ring" during the World War I era, the Tulare County Fair has been through its own private "Wars", ranging from disastrous fires, delinquent assessments, union fights and alleged breaches of contract. About 1915, several Tulare area farmers interested in cattle and hog raising wanted to promote better cattle and hog sales in Tulare. They banded together and purchased five to ten acres of land where the Chamber of Commerce Office used to stand at the southeast corner of Alpine and "K" Streets. The original group included R.F. (Frank) Guerin, W.J. (Bill) Higdon, R.C. Sturgeon, Alfred J. Elliott, W.H. Wilbur, Alex Whaley, Alan Thompson and W.F. Mitchell. They were the nucleus of the Tulare Livestock Association. They built a small sales ring and stalls and hired a top father-son auctioneer team from Los Angeles, Rhoades and Rhoades, to do the selling. Their ring man was James McCallister, who later moved to San Francisco to become a wealthy automobile dealer. The first livestock fair was held in September of 1919. Guerin was later to recall that when the Board of Trade, the forerunner of today's Chamber of Commerce, saw the need for a fair, it asked the sales ring owners to help. The group deeded the property, which had been recorded in Sturgeon's name, to the Board of Trade reserving the right to hold sales. In 1924 or 1925, according to the late Alfred Elliott, two parcels of land east of the original site were obtained. One, the site of a baseball park, was given to the Chamber of Commerce by the city. The other was purchased by the payment of delinquent taxes on the land.

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Tulare County Farm Bureau
737 N. Ben Maddox Way
Visalia, CA 93292

Phone:559-732-8301
Fax:559-732-7029
Website:www.tulcofb.org
General Email:

Primary Farm Bureau Member Contact:
Tricia Stever Blattler, Executive Director
Phone:559-732-8301
Email:

Business Summary:
Farm Bureau is a voluntary and independent non-governmental, non-profit organization of agricultural producers united for the purpose of achieving educational improvement, economic opportunity and social advancement. Farm Bureau helps give farmers and ranchers a united voice to promote and protect their common interests without regard to political or religious affiliation. Farm Bureau is local, statewide, national and international in scope and influence. Tulare County Farm Bureau is comprised of agricultural members (those who receive income from farming or ranching), associate members (those who do not receive income from production agriculture and are non-voting, collegiate members under the age of 25 and business support members.

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Tulare County Office of Education
6200 S Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA 93277

Phone:(559) 733-6300
Website:www.tcoe.org
General Email:

Primary Farm Bureau Member Contact:
Tim Hire, County Superintendent of Schools

Business Summary:
Tulare County Office of Education provides services to over 100,000 students in 43 school districts throughout Tulare County. They provide business, support, instructional, and special services for our public and private schools throughout the County.

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Tulare County Sheriff's Department - Farm
36000 Road 112
Visalia, CA 93291

Phone:(559) 733-6900
Website:www.tularecounty.ca.gov/sheriff/



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Tulare Kings Hispanic Chamber
119 S. Church St.
Visalia, CA 93291

Phone:(559) 734-6020
Website:www.mytkhcc.org

Primary Farm Bureau Member Contact:
Gil Jaramillo
Phone:(559) 734-6020
Email:

Business Summary:
The Hispanic Chamber is a growing business advocacy organization. Membership in the Chamber is a sound business investment. From saving you money on basic business service to representing your voice on regulatory issues, the Chamber works to make your business stronger.

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Vicki Riddle
463 South E Street
Exeter, CA 93221

Phone:(559) 802-2579
General Email:



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Offers Farm Bureau member discount
Visalia Chamber Of Commerce
222 N. Garden Street, Suite 300
Visalia, CA 93291

Phone:(559) 734-5876
Fax:(559) 734-7479
Website:www.visaliachamber.org
General Email:

Primary Farm Bureau Member Contact:
Gail Zurek, President/CEO
Phone:(559) 734-5876
Email:

Member Discount program:
$50 off Visalia Chamber of Commerce Membership for FB members only. Call 734-5876 for more information.

Business Summary:
Leading voice for business and community. The Chamber provides educational programing, networking opportunities and advocacy services to all business in the Visalia Trade area

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Western BBQ Catering
14455 Ave. 224
Tulare, CA 93274

Phone:559-688-4046
Website:www.westernbbq-catering.com

Primary Farm Bureau Member Contact:
Don Pacheco, Owner
Phone:559-901-3864
Email:

Business Summary:
Western BBQ Catering has been in business since 2001 and is family owned and operated. We are detail oriented and enjoy assisting our customers in their event planning. Our objective is for you to enjoy yourself and have a very memorable, stress-free event. Services range from a modest meal to an all-inclusive event with linens and china service. We have an extensive menu, and we will deviate from the typical selections to fulfill a client's special request. Western BBQ Catering has become a rewarding venture thanks to our family, friends, repeat customers, and the many referrals from those we have served.

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