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

Education



Fun Facts about Agriculture!


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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.

Scholarships



Each year the Ag Foundation awards scholarships to high school students pursuing careers in agriculture. Current year applications will be posted to this page beginning January 1 with a deadline date of April 1.

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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