The FARMS (Farming, Agriculture, and Resource Management for Sustainability) Leadership program introduces, trains, and recruits high school students for college and career opportunities in agriculture and environmental sciences.
Through my time in FARMS, I was able to deepen my knowledge of the agriculture industry as a whole.
Coming from a family that used to work in the fields, I never thought I would want to work in the agriculture industry.
FARMS allowed me to take this blindfold off and lead me to my passion.
Juan Perez, 2016-2017 Monterey/Santa Cruz FARMS Leadership participant
For the past 24 years, the FARMS Leadership Program has been expanding opportunities for high school students who have a passion for agriculture. A second year program, FARMS Advanced, was added in 2015 and for the first time in 2017, paid internships were offered to graduates of the Advanced program. Four students were interviewed and selected for placement with three of our Strategic Partners.
We currently run programs in sixteen (16) areas:
- FARMS Advanced – Sacramento Valley
- FARMS Advanced – Tehama
- FARMS Advanced – Kern
- FARMS Advanced – Fresno/Kings
- FARMS Advanced – Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties
- Central Valley CENTRAL – Fresno and South Fresno County
- Kern County
- Monterey/Santa Cruz
- Central Valley NORTH – Madera and North Fresno Counties
- North State – Yuba, Sutter, and Colusa Counties
- Sacramento Valley – Sacramento and Yolo Counties
- San Joaquin
- Central Valley SOUTH – Kings & Tulare Counties
To find out about field days in the above areas, visit our blog:
Archer Daniels Midland • Bayer Fund • Brandt Foundation • John and Louise Bryson • California Department of Food and Agriculture • Clif Bar Family Foundation • Community Foundation of Monterey County/Monterey Gives! • Crown Harvesting • Carlene Ellis-Moore • Enterprise Foundation • FarmingD | Jim Beecher • Madera County Farm Bureau • Mandelin, Inc. • Northern Monterey Community Foundation • Sacramento County Farm Bureau • Salmonson Family Foundation • Sierra Pacific Foundation • Robert and Claire Slaymaker • The Irma Ceunis & Simone Wynant Foundation • TriCal, Inc. • Union Pacific Railroad • Yuba-Sutter County Farm Bureau