About Us

The Wegis and Young families have been an instrumental part of California and Kern County agriculture as well as the community for well over 100 years.  Our operation was born at the turn of century on 20 acres of land that was share cropped. 

Since that time it has grown into an agricultural conglomerate that is owned and operated by the third and fourth generations of the family.  Currently we farm nearly 7500 acres.  Our crop spectrum is diversified with many different commodities. 

We feel that it is important to give back to the community more than we take from it, therefore we have been actively involved in many community projects and sat on and chaired many different boards including, Kern County Farm Bureau, Semitropic Water Storage District, Calcot, Farmers Co-op Gin, Farmers Almond Huller, Cotton Board, San Joaquin Valley Cotton Board, Cotton Incorporated, The Water Association of Kern County, The Chamber of Commerce, Buttonwillow School District, The Bakersfield Californian Editorial Board, Kern County Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and The Buttonwillow Health Center.  

Farming since the early 1900’s, we have seen many changes in the agricultural industry and have been proven successful and long lasting in the changing Ag economy.  We are a diversified farming operation and are vertically integrated.  We grow and process many of our own crops, and have a hand at marketing them as well.  Our sister companies include Shafter Hay & Cube, Integrated Power Solutions, Water Associates and Beach Associates Construction and Management.  Shafter Hay & Cube processes, packs, markets and ships our alfalfa cube products all over the state of California and Hawaii.  Our customer base reaches from small mom and pop horse families to large boarding and training horse facilities such as Santa Anita Race track in the south and Pebble Beach Equestrian center in the north. 

Integrated Power Solution is Kern County’s only OEM Dealer of Cummins Ag Engines; their product line also includes electrical power systems for agricultural operations.  IPS also has a full mechanical service department as well as rents and finance’s many of there agricultural customer needs.  Water Associates designs, builds and installs arsenic filtration systems for municipal and commercial water users, as well as sells a full line of water treatment chemicals for their municipal and agricultural water customers.  Beach Associates is a construction and property management firm.

Part of our farming portfolio includes farm management, property management and Agricultural Development for outside investors and absentee land owners.  Our management team brings a diverse group to the table.  With the experience and knowledge of the seasoned partners and the new ideas and spirited energy of the younger partners, there is a beneficial balance to the management team.  There is also diversity in interests and fields of expertise.  With over 100 years of combined industry experience Wegis & Young is consistently one of the top producers in California every year.