Kern County is Bakersfield, one of the county controled development corps I'm talking with in California. All I know however about the area, is agriculture business is not doing well. Florida is experiencing the same thing; the problem is not the economy either. Farm lands have become valuable and alot, meaning most farmers are selling out. Not sure how much their property is worth, but its probably a fair bit.
You'll need an agent with land development experience, this is the mistake I've made. Selling a home is a dif animal from selling a raw large chunk of land. My agent did'nt know that my farm land is being annexed in the next two years into our cities urdan growth plan. Both housing and even condo's are on the table instead of a farm when everyone is getting out of farming!!!! Wrong agent and its just desert instead of a future desert retirement community.
Check out their properties assesment:
Get an idea of what its worth before talking with any agent.