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60th Annual
Scholarship BBQ

Thank you to our sponsors for helping make the 2013 Scholarship BBQ a success!

The funds raised from the 2013 BBQ will be used to offer scholarships to several local students this year!


State Compensation
Insurance Fund

Vail Ranches

Rogers & Rogers

Alford Distributing Co.

Farm Credit Services

Swain & Kennerson,
an accountancy corp.

Connie Valenzuela

La Valle Sabbia, Inc.

Empire Agriculture

Tyler Insurance Agency

Stephen Benson

Community Valley Bank

Insurance Agency, LLC

Mitosinka, Barros & Sharp, an accountancy corporation

El Zarape Restaurant,
serving you since 1988

Sun Valley Applicators, LLC

Farm Aviation Inc.

Rick Young Ranches

Tom Brundy

LaBrucherie Ranches

Costco Wholesale

Buds & Blooms by
KMB Designs

El Toro Land & Cattle


Brawley FFA

Imperial Valley Press

Jiggs Johnson

Prima Bella Produce

Five Crowns Marketing

Lifted Up Workout for Women

John Pierre Menvielle

Sparkletts Water

Melissa Michaels Spa

Ramey's Meats

Ruth Marie Reeves Photography

Ruth Bermudez Montenegro

Stan Mitosinka

Stockmen's Club of imperial Valley

United Valley 4-H

California Bountiful Foundation

When doing business around Imperial County, remember the businesses and organizations that support local agriculture and education.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for a future Farm Bureau event, send us an email or call us at 760.352.3831!

Mark Your Calendars!

The Farm Bureau Board of Directors meets on the second Monday of every month except August.

Upcoming Events:
California Agriculture License Plates Farm Smart Classroom Assistance Funds


California Agriculture License Plate!

Thank you to everyone who ordered a California Agriculture license plate! The process of getting approval for this agriculture special interest license plate was no small feat, and we sincerely appreciate everyone who signed up for one! We can't wait to start seeing them on California roads.


If you ordered your license plate, you should hear from the DMV soon with information on your order. If you have not yet ordered your license plate, you will still be able to place an order once the program has been set up in the DMV systems.


The vast majority of fees associated with the license plate will go directly to support California agriculture education and help maintain our agriculture education programs like FFA for future generations. The infusion of much needed funds will help replace the funding that many FFA chapters lost during the state's budget crisis.


Contact at or by phone at 760-352-3831 for more information, or go to www.CalAgPlate.com to get more details. Or simply ask your local FFA Advisor or officers about the program.


Farm Smart Classroom Assistance Funds

It is the highlight of many students' year when they get a chance to enjoy a day with Farm Smart. The local program is located at the University of California Desert Research and Extension Center and offers hands-on tours of their working farm. Students learn about agriculture and the ways that agriculture affects their daily lives. And everyone goes home with a bag of fresh produce they picked themselves from the farm!


With the significant budget cuts at schools around the state, even the cost of bussing students to the farm is more than some classes can afford. Farm Bureau didn't want to see students miss out on this terrific experience, so we started a fund to assist classes with the cost of bussing.

Support this program by purchasing a 2013 Farm Bureau Historical Photo Calendar! Proceeds from calendar sales go into a scholarship fund for local classes to help local students learn about agriculture hands-on by participating in Farm Smart tours.


If you are a teacher or administrator and would like more information on the scholarship fund, contact Farm Smart at 760- 356-3067 or reach at or 760-352-3831 for details!


Annual Events:

Scholarship Barbecue: third or fourth Friday in April


Scholarship Application Deadline: varies year to year, typically late April or early May
Click for more information.


Jim Kuhn Memorial Farmer of the Year Award Presentation and Annual Meeting
typically the second Thursday in October
Thursday, October 09, 2014
See photos from the 2013 Farmer of the Year Banquet.

TMDL Farm Plan Deadline
September 1 of each year
Be sure to update your TMDL Farm Plan before September 1every year. If you need help or have questions about your farm plan, for assistance.

TMDL Drainshed Meetings
May and June of each year
All participants in Farm Bureau's TMDL compliance program are required to attend one drainshed meeting each year.