Agriculture Education at Stake

Taylor HillmanGeneral

The future of California agriculture could be at stake if the Governor follows through with eliminating the Agriculture Education Incentive Grant.

Brown approved continued funding for the program with hesitation this year, and called for an evaluation of the program. He said he would prefer that local school districts come up with the funding for ag education.

According the the California Farm Bureau’s Ag Alert, enrollment in agriculture classes has steadily climbed during the past decade and today about 78,000 California high school students take agriculture-related classes.

The state funding is currently used to provide 315 agriculture programs around California.

The California Farm Bureau Farm Team is calling for people to send letters to the governor to tell him about the importance of ag education.

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