Programs

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Scholarships

The Jimmie Cox Memorial Scholarhip

Agri-Culture awards the Jimmie Cox Memorial Scholarship every year. The scholarship is a $4,000 award for a student entering or currently attending college and majoring in agriculture. This award is made for up to 4 years in college.

Jeannie Witmer Memorial Scholarship

Agri-Culture awards the Jeannie Witmer Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is a $1,000 award to a deserving student interested in pursuing a career in agriculture and/or animal sciences. Students active (past or present) in California High School Rodeo Association, District 4 or California 4-H Horse program, may apply for this scholarship to be used at a college, or professional technical school of choice.

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Country Crossroads

Country Crossroads

Free Map Listing Direct Sell Farms Annual Edition

The annual edition of the Country Crossroads Map, the FREE publication that lists farms in the Central Coast area that sell directly to the public, is now available. The guide shows the public where to pick Olallieberries, taste wine, and select delicious smoked sausages.

On the website you can find the location and description of direct sell farms and the area’s farmers’ markets in Santa Cruz County and the Central Coast area. The FREE publication is produced annually by the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. Nita Gizdich, County Crossroads President stated, “The public has a unique opportunity to purchase over 100 different commodities directly from all of our direct-sell farms.  It makes for a very enjoyable family outing.”

The map can be obtained by sending a business size (#10) self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau, 141 Monte Vista Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076. You may pick one up at the above location between 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Just ask for a Country Crossroads map.

View interactive map

The Country Crossroads map was recently featured on Visit Santa Cruz County’s “South County Itinerary” video.  Check it out!

Farm Bureau Recipes

Recipes

Welcome to our recipes section, dedicated to eating seasonally and locally. Inspired by Catherine Barr’s speech, this section contains recipes contributed by you that use local and seasonal ingedients. Try a recipe below, or contact us to submit your own recipe using local, seasonal ingredients.