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.
California Ag in the Classroom
Scholarship & Grant Programs
Contra Costa County Farm Bureau provides scholarships to at least two teachers to attend the Ag in the Class Annual Conference. Each year these teachers attend the conference
The Concord Center provides l Scholarship to a student each Academic year. Awarded to high school students or undergraduates wishing to pursue a career in agriculture or an agricultural related field whose hometown is in Contra Costa County.
The Farm Bureau supports 4-H each year with the purchase of their animals at auction.