Mark Your Calendars!
The Farm Bureau Board of Directors meets on the second Monday of every month except August.
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.
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.
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 2012 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!
Scholarship Application Deadline: varies year to year, typically late April or early May
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Jim Kuhn Memorial Farmer of the Year Award Presentation and Annual Meeting
typically the second Thursday in October
Thursday, October 10, 2013
See photos from the 2012 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.
Keep The Farm Bureau Calendar Handy
Purchase your own Farm Bureau calendar featuring a collection of historical photos from our collection, including photos of agriculture, equipment, and events over several decades. Farm Bureau meeting and event dates are pre-printed on the calendar for your convenience!
Pick up your 2013 calendar or pre-order the 2014 calendar at the Farm Bureau office today. Calendars are $20 and net proceeds will be dedicated to helping local schools send students to the fantastic FarmSmart ag education program.