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Betty Young Memorial

Friend of the Farmer

Betty Joan Young moved with her family to Brawley when she was 6 years old.  After she and her longtime sweetheart, W.E. Bill Young Jr. married in 1946, they moved to Calipatria and started their farming operation and family. When Bill passed away in 2001, Betty continued their farming operation.


Throughout her life, Betty was involved in numerous local and community philanthropic activities. Locally she helped support Friends of the Library, Calipat Youth Athletics, Calipat 4-H & FFA, Bill E. Young Jr. Middle School, and various High School projects. Betty’s community efforts included volunteer work  with the American Red Cross,  Las Vecinas in Calexico, Los Ninos in El Centro, Betty Jo McNeece Receiving Home, and Betty Young School.


Betty was also a member of the Farm Bureau and California Women for Agriculture, as well as many other organizations. 


We are honored that Betty’s family has allowed us to rename this award in her memory.

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Past Friend of the Farmer Awardees 

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