Tehama County, California is hosting the Dairyville Orchard Festival to raise money for Tehama County scholarships in agriculture.
California is one of the biggest dairy states in the country and the future of agriculture is important to the economic future of the state.
Every year for the last 12 years, volunteers come together to provide music, crafts and exhibits for local community members. One of the main attractions of the Dairyville Orchard Festival is the tri-tip sandwiches.
Since the first festival over $100,000 was raised for $2,500 agriculture scholarships. The money is used for Lassen View students. Community members, volunteers and local businesses feel the scholarships are important for the future of the agriculture industry and see it purely as an investment.
Many farm families have a hard time affording college and the money is a way to help families keep producers in the family. It also keeps the business growing.
For more information on scholarships and agriculture funding, contact Farm Plus at 866-929-5585.