Beth Kendall

Beth Kendall, Agricultural Representative

BACKGROUND
I was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. I received a BA from Tufts University and an MS from Oregon State University, both in Geology. I worked in the petroleum industry and in environmental consulting in Bakersfield.

LIVING ON THE NORTH COAST
My husband and I purchased our property in 1997 with the intention of raising lemons. We then planted avocados. I sold avocados, lemons, other citrus, winter squash and sunflowers at farmers’ markets for 13 years. We are still actively farming and enjoying life in the country. I stopped attending the farmers’ markets to allow myself more time to spend with our grandchildren.

FUN FACT
For a ten-year period my husband and I, along with our two sons, lived abroad in Colombia, Scotland and Yemen. I learned to speak passable Spanish, can’t do a Scottish accent and only know a few words in Arabic. However, we traveled a lot and were enriched by our experiences.

WHY ARE YOU VOLUNTEERING TO SERVE ON THE NCAC?
I have joined the NCAC as the agricultural representative to increase my involvement with the agricultural community and Cambria. I miss the interaction I had with Cambrians at the Friday farmers’ market.