The organizations Agri-Culture and the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau are pleased to announce the winners of the annual National Agriculture Day Poster Contest and the National Agriculture Day Poetry Contest.
It was announced that Katherine (Katie) Webb of Davenport has been awarded the Jimmie Cox Memorial Scholarship for 2010. She is currently attending UC Davis and will be entering her final year in the fall. A graduate of Santa Cruz High School, Katherine was involved in 4-H and is currently a member of Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority as well as completing the Davis Honors Challenge. Katie’s major course of study is Agriculture and Resource Economics. She is preparing for a career in agricultural marketing.
Agri-Culture is now accepting applications for its 2012 Jimmie Cox Memorial Scholarship.
JIMMIE COX MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
A $2,000 award for a student entering or currently attending college and majoring in agriculture. This award will be made for the remaining years in college (max. 4-years) with verification of registration for each session of full time classes.
The Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau and the organization Agri-Culture were presented this week in with a national award for the 2011 Santa Cruz County Agriculture Video/DVD. The award was presented at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in Honolulu Hawaii.
The organization Agri-Culture earned national recognition for an innovative program that informs people about local farming and ranching. It will be among 15 programs from throughout the nation that will be showcased during the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Annual Meeting this week in Atlanta, Ga. A local delegation of five is currently in Atlanta presenting information about the program. Over 6,000 people are expected to attend the conference.
Applications are currently being accepted for Class XXIII (23) of Focus Agriculture, a “first-in-the-nation program”, designed for selected community leaders to learn about agriculture in Santa Cruz County and the Pajaro Valley. The program consists of once-a-month, daylong seminars, held over a period of nine months. Speakers, ranging from elected officials to representatives from environmental groups, address the class. The sessions cover such topics as:
The organization Agri-Culture has earned national recognition for an innovative program that informs community leaders about local farming and ranching. It will be among 15 programs from throughout the nation that will be showcased during the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Annual Meeting this month in Atlanta, Ga.