Ag Education

Ag Foundation

The Sacramento Farm Bureau Foundation for Agricultural Education was established in July 2000. Its primary purpose is to provide scholastic financial awards to high school and college students continuing their education at the university level. We have two scholarship programs. The first is for students majoring in agricultural related areas such as animal science, bio-technology, veterinary medicine, Ag business, and aquaculture. The second program gives scholarships to children of agricultural employees studying in any area.

Click on the Donation tab to make your contribution today. All donations are tax deductible.

For questions about the Ag Foundation, Winemakers Dinner, or how to donate please call (916) 685-6958.

Board of Directors:

President – Lindsey Liebig
Vice President – Mindy DeRohan
Secretary/Treasurer – Brad van Loben Sels

Board Members:

Dennis Albiani
Marie Coleman
Ken Mitchell
Chelsea Molina
Port Parker
Jamie Quigley
Brandon Souza
Michael Wackman


Fun Facts about Agriculture!

Check back often for new fun facts.

Farming began around 10,000 B.C. during the First Agricultural Revolution, when nomadic tribes began to farm. Additionally, this is when the eight so-called “founder crops” of agriculture appeared: 1) emmer wheat, 2) einkorn wheat, 3) hulled barley, 4) peas, 5) lentils, 6) bitter vetch, 7) chick peas, and 8) flax.

Fruit farming began sometime between 6000 and 3000 B.C. Figs were one of the first cultivated fruit crops.

Livestock farming feeds billions of people and employs 1.3 billion people. That means about 1 in 5 people on Earth work in some aspect of the livestock farming.

Popular movies about farming include Country (1984), The River (1984), Out of Africa(1985), Giant (1956), and The Big Country (1958).

Approximately 97% of U.S. farms are operated by families, family partnerships, or family corporations.

Farm and ranch families comprise just 2% of the U.S. population.

Farmers today produce 262% more food with 2% fewer inputs (such as seeds, labor, fertilizers) than they did in 1950.

California Ag in the Classroom

Our state is dependent upon the success of agriculture, yet today, we are faced with bigger challenges than ever before. Over the last century, children have become further removed from the land that feeds and clothes us. In fact, only 2% of the population is directly involved in production agriculture and many children, when asked where food comes from, will reply "the grocery store!" With more than 7 million students in California, it is essential that these children—the next generation of consumers, parents and decision-makers—grow up with an understanding of agriculture’s critical contributions to our society. California Agriculture in the Classroom provides free resources to teachers.


Welcome to the 2018 Ag Education Scholarship Page

Below you will find three different scholarships and their descriptions.
Please click on each different scholarship to read in depth what is required for each of them.

The deadline to apply for scholarships is April 1, 2018.

List of the Required documents
Scholastic Scholarship
Ag Employee Scholarship
Career Technical Scholarship

To start your application, click here.

Please be sure that you include all of the required documents for the scholarship you are applying for, missing documents will mean that the application is considered incomplete. On the application form you will check which scholarship you are applying for, be sure to mark the correct scholarship.

Congratulations to the 2017 Scholarship Recipients!

2015 Scholarship Recipients

  • Tristan Bess
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  • Abigail Carlson
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  • Gabrielle Franke
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  • Brittany Gloistein
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  • Prentyce Hitt
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  • Courtney Jacobson
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  • Brooke Niederhauser
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  • Evan Oneto
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  • Danelle Plummer
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  • Ian Reece
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  • Victoria Reller
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  • Alyssa Snow
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  • Riley Waterman
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  • Sadie Whempner
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