Tulare County Ag Youth
united for the purpose to economically support the youth of Tulare County, who are involved in Agriculture and to help promote Ag Education
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Who We Are
Tulare County Foundation for Ag Education and Youth is a voluntary non-profit organization. We are a diversified board of individuals who united for the purpose to economically support the youth of Tulare County, who are involved in Agriculture and to help promote Ag Education.
Tulare County Foundation for Ag Education and Youth is governed by a 13 member Board of Director’s consisting of the Executive Board and 9 Board members.
Tulare County Foundation for Ag Education and Youth was founded in 1993, reactivated in 2012, but renamed in 2020.
Tulare County Foundation for Ag Education and Youth celebrates the heritage of agriculture through the bounty of the county and works to ensure a legacy of agricultural literacy.
We Can’t Do it Without You
Since 2020 the foundation has given out over $209,000 to kids and organizations in Tulare County. With your support we hope to continue our efforts!
The foundation will further its work to preserve and enrich the agricultural heritage of Tulare County by showcasing agriculture and its use. We offer support to 4-H and FFA programs by promoting public awareness and support for ongoing projects. Thank you in advance for your support it takes everyone to get involved to make a difference.
“Thank you so much for supporting my FFA lamb project. This project taught me more about hard work, being consistent and determination. The profits from this year will go to my next year’s project. I am so grateful for you!”
Adysen, Redwood FFA
“Thank you for supporting me and my goat project. This was my first time raising a goat. I learned a lot about how to feed him properly and how to groom him. I plan to use the money for future projects and also for savings for college. Thank you for your generosity.”
Cindy, Strathmore FFA
“I am truly grateful for your contribution to my chicken project. Thanks to you I will pay off my debts related to my project and save for next year’s project. I hope you keep helping students in the future. I can’t thank you enough for helping me.”
Pablo, Woodlake FFA
“It is humbling to think of the many exhibitors who have come before me, I strive to live up to the standards they have set. All of the success that I had with my lamb project would not be possible without the generous support of community members like you. I plan to use the money I earned to pay for next year’s lamb and save towards college. Thank you for helping my dreams become a reality. I am very proud to live in a community where students are strongly supported.”
Kaydence, El Diamante FFA
“I just wanted to say thank you for your Ag Grant to my 2022 Tulare County Fair project. After a lot of hard work and dedication, Brooks and I did well for our very first time in the show ring. This is just the beginning! The profits from this year will go far for my 2023 FFA project. Your support means so much to me!”
ABBY, Golden West FFA
“Thank you for your support with the donation from your Ag Grant. I loved raising my steer named Oreo this year. It is because of kind hearted people like you that kids like me get to live our dreams. Thank you!”
Cameron, Elbow Creek 4-H
“Thank you for your Ag Grant. It is greatly appreciated. Without your help and support it wouldn’t be possible.”
“Thank you so much for your generous donation towards my dairy replacement project. I had a blast showing at the fair this year. Thanks again for your support.”
Caleb, CVC FFA
“Thank you for supporting me and my heifer project. I really appreciate all your support.”
Daniel, St. Aloysius 4-H
A Letter from the Board
We appreciate your generousity!
November 12, 2022
Dear Friends of the Tulare County Foundation For Ag Education and Youth,
The Tulare County Foundation for Ag Education and Youth would like to “Thank You” for being a part of our mission and team as we invest in the youth of Tulare County. We are thankful and proud of the difference we have made since the foundation began its efforts. Your support and donations have allowed us to help, encourage and invest in our youth that have a passion for agriculture.
In 2020 we launched our Ag Grant Program. With your help we have been able to continue this grant. The 2022 ag grant program brought in approximately $27,000 in donations. Our foundation matched those funds and 181 kids were given a grant based on the species they were involved in, for a total of approximately $54,000 granted. The applicants were required to fill out an application, attach a budget and provide a picture of them with their projects. If these guidelines were met and postmarked by a specific date they were eligible for this grant. Due to the success of the grant program we hope it can continue. We ask that you would consider being a part of the ag grant program with us again next year.
Along with our grant program, our foundation was able to support 4-H and FFA kids by purchasing animals at both the Porterville Fair in May 2022 and the Tulare County Fair in September 2022. Approximately $10,000 was donated in this effort. Our foundation continues to team up with the Imagine U Children’s Museum in Visalia. Our donation will further help with education in agriculture to the many people who pass through this museum. If you go to the museum look for our logo and a great photo op!
We are happy to announce that in 2022 we were also able to financially support other organizations like the Saucelito FFA Middle School program, Happy Trails Riding Academy and the COS Jump Start Program!
Thank you in advance for your continued support of the Tulare County Foundation for Ag Education and Youth and the support of the kids of Tulare County. It takes the efforts of everyone involved to make a difference and we appreciate you! If you have any questions or concerns please contact Tulare County Foundation for Ag Education and Youth President Geneva Shannon-Orlopp at (559) 901-7840 or visit our website at tcagyouth.org!
The Tulare County Foundation For Ag Education and Youth Board of Directors