First Vice President Kenny Watkins
Kenny Watkins was elected first vice president of the California Farm Bureau Federation in December 2009 and was elected to a second term in 2011.
He had previously served two terms as second vice president of the organization, beginning in 2005.
Watkins, a fifth generation cattle rancher and farmer from Linden, has participated in gubernatorial trade missions to Mexico, Canada and Asia.
A former president of the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation, Watkins raises beef cattle and grows alfalfa, processing tomatoes, walnuts and grain hay.
He served on the California Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors representing San Joaquin and Calaveras counties, has chaired the CFBF Beef Advisory Committee and served on the American Farm Bureau Beef Advisory Committee.
He previously served on the Farm Service Agency County Committee, dealing with the local impact of conservation programs in the federal farm bill, California Dry Bean Advisory Board and the Stockton District Kidney Bean Growers board.
Watkins attended Modesto Junior College and studied animal science at California State University, Fresno.
He is active in his community as a 4-H leader, with his local church and continues to be active in his county Farm Bureau, including the building committee and the cooking crew.