Elevating student leaders driven to impact the food and agricultural industry, our scholarship program has awarded over $1,000,000 in tuition assistance to Champaign County students pursuing degrees in agriculture.

Ag in the Classroom

Agriculture plays an important role in our daily lives. Ag in the Classroom provides teachers and students hands-on learning opportunities that represent our industry in a truthful and modern way.

FUEL Grants

Supporting careers that fuel production agriculture, FUEL Grants assist those in agricultural trades programs. The application is simple! Let us help you pay for tuition, fees, books, tools, or other career related expenses.


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FUEL: Supporting Careers that FUEL production Agriculture

Available this Fall, this new grant program lends support to those pursing careers in the Agricultural Trades. Are you working towards a certificate or associates degree in an agricultural trade? You might qualify for our new FUEL Grant!

What Do You Think of When You Think of Agriculture?

Probably soil. Seeds. Growth. Crops. But agriculture means a lot more.

Agriculture touches every individual. It’s woven into every aspect of our economy, from the food safety standards that keep you healthy to the award-winning hyacinth in your backyard, from the cotton in your favorite golf shirt to the fuel in your hybrid. And it’s the number-one industry in Illinois.

As a result, agriculture requires leaders who have a passion for the community, technological innovation, and implementing the highest standards of safety. Whether you’re a student pursuing an agriculture degree or an industry advocate leaving a legacy, it starts with you.

And that’s where the Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation helps. Since our inception—and with the help of generous donors—we’ve provided over $1,200,000 to Champaign County students as of 2024.