Kern EDC E-Newsletter                                      October 6, 2020
2019 Kern County Agricultural Crop Report Released 
County One of the Top Regions in the U.S.

The 2019 gross value of Kern County’s agricultural commodities was $7.6 billion which was a 2% increase from the 2018 crop value. The top five commodities were almonds, grapes, citrus, pistachios and milk, which represented more than $5.5 billion of the total.

Click Here to View the 2019 Ag Report
CSUB Kicks Off Its Golden Anniversary with Local Dignitaries and Sir Richard Branson
Bakersfield Californian

CSUB commemorated the 50th anniversary of its very first class on October 1 with a virtual ceremony and collection of esteemed alumni, local dignitaries, and community members.

President Lynnette Zelezny declared that “Our first half century was spent building a foundation – of seeing college as a viable, even desirable, option for our region’s young people, of preparation, of bridge-building with K-14 school districts. The next 50 years will leverage that vital work as we continue to focus on excellence, partnerships, and increasing opportunities for our students, faculty, staff and community.”

Click Here to View Ceremony
Watch KITE's Virtual Roundtable

On September 29, KITE hosted a roundtable where viewers gained invaluable insights on building a business from the ground up from several local entrepreneurs.

Click Here to Watch KITE's Virtual Roundtable
Join the Kern Community College District, Bakersfield College, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the County of Kern on October 7 for a community discussion on the innovative strategies and workforce opportunities for the region.
Click Here to Register
2020 Kern County Energy Summit
Sponsorships Available Now!
Kern EDC is partnering with KGET-TV to broadcast the 14th Annual Kern County Energy Summit. The ninety-minute event will air on KGET-17 on December 5 from 6:00-7:30PM. In addition, the forum will stream live on and

Click HERE to view details on sponsorships | Click HERE to become a sponsor today! For additional information, contact Sophia Gligorevic at or (661) 862-5156
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