​​Ag Education

​​The Solano County Farm Bureau Ag Education Foundation was recently established in August of 2015. It serves the purpose of promoting agricultural education by hosting coloring contests, providing scholarships, and participating in the National Agriculture Week. 

​Annual Coloring Contest

The Solano County Farm Bureau hosts an annual coloring contest for the third graders in Solano County to help increase awareness of agricultural education. We host an ice cream party and bring along a farmer from our county for the winners of the contest. The children are always delighted to enjoy ice cream while having their curious questions answered by the farmer. 

Ag in the Classroom

Out of 3,523 high schools in California, only 317 of them offer FFA programs. Solano County is home to 33 high schools, and only four of those schools partake in FFA programs. National Ag Week (March 18-25) is a time to recognize, appreciate, and promote the importance of agriculture by collaberating with producers, agricultural associations, universities, and many others. For more information on National Ag Week and Ag in the Classroom, visit California Agirculture in the Classroom . Provided is a link for a grant program that the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom provides to support organic K-8 classroom projects that is available to download here

Scholarship & Grant Programs

The Solano County Farm Bureau and SCFBYF&R are offering three Agricultural Scholarships for the 2017-18 Academic year. There will be one $500 and two $750 scholarships awarded to high school students or undergraduates wishing to pursue a career in agriculture whose hometown is in Solano County. The deadline to submit your application is May 26, 2017. Below is a link provided to view/download the application.
​​The Solano County Farm Bureau also offers many great recources for high school senior students and college students wishing to pursue a career in agriculture.