Joe L Del Bosque is a farmer from Firebaugh, California. He has been involved in farming all his life on the irrigated Westside of the San Joaquin Valley where his family settled after years of migrant farm work. He graduated from California State University, Fresno in 1975, and began his own farm in 1985. Today his farm produces melons, both organic and conventional, almonds, asparagus, processing tomatoes, and cherries.
Del Bosque is a member of the California Latino Water Coalition, Western Growers Association, California Melon Research Board, and California Farm Bureau. He is Chair of AgSafe, a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of injuries and illnesses of workers in agriculture. He formerly served as a director of the Pacheco Water District and the San Joaquin Valley Drainage Authority. In 2010, he was appointed to the California Water Commission by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger where he currently serves on the nine-member commission.
Del Bosque is married to his partner, Maria Gloria, and together they have six daughters.