EL CENTRO – Last year Imperial County Farm Bureau distributed more than $22,000 in scholarships to 24Â students pursuing an education in agriculture. These scholarships are drawn from fiveÂ different scholarship funds with the longest-standing being the Imperial County Farm BureauÂ Scholarship. This scholarship fund is supported each year by the annual Farm BureauÂ Scholarship BBQ, with net proceeds from the event being distributed to local students eachÂ summer.
This yearâ€™s fundraising BBQ is scheduled for Friday, April 24th, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Ryerson HallÂ in El Centro. Tickets are $8 per person and are available at the Farm Bureau office at 1000Â Broadway in El Centro or by calling (760) 352-3831.
The event will feature their deliciousÂ deep pit barbeque, old fashion ice cream, live music, prize drawings and activities for theÂ kids. Drive-thru and take-out orders will also be available. The Farm Bureau looks forward to having theÂ community come out to support this tradition and our local students.
Scholarship applications are available at the Farm Bureau office or on their website atÂ www.icfb.net and must be submitted by April 20th. The program is open to local studentsÂ who will be attending college this fall and are studying an agricultural-related career goal.
Anyone who is interested in more information on scholarships, or who would like toÂ purchase tickets or sponsor the Farm Bureau Scholarship BBQ on April 24th are encouragedÂ to contact Farm Bureau at (760) 352-3831 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets may be purchased inÂ advance or at the door the day of the event.