2024 San Mateo County Farm Bureau Scholarship Program

The San Mateo County Farm Bureau announced that it is now accepting applications for its 2024 Scholarship Program. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 29, 2024. 


  1. Be a San Mateo County Farm Bureau member, dependent or collegiate (youth) member.
  2. Be currently attending college or graduating high school senior who will be attending college the following year and majoring in an agriculture-related subject.

Click here for the Online Scholarship Form.

Click here to print out the Scholarship Application 2024

Completed applications should be mailed to the San Mateo County Farm Bureau office (765 Main St., Suite F, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019).  The deadline for mailing the completed applications if Friday, March 29, 2024.

Since 2012, the organization has partnered with American AgCredit to present scholarships to students from San Mateo County who are majoring in an agriculture related field.

The 2020 recipients were:

Sean Baird is currently in his final year at Montana State University. He was born and raised in Half Moon Bay, and graduated from Half Moon Bay High School in 2017. When Sean finishes his schooling, he plans to come back to San Mateo County where he will pursue a career in Ranch/Rangeland Management.

Arron Baird is currently in his third year at Montana State University. Like his brother Sean, Arron was born and raised in Half Moon Bay. He graduated from Half Moon Bay High School in 2018. After college, Sean will return to San Mateo County and pursue a career in agricultural real estate and cattle management.

Victoria Hernandez is currently a senior at Half Moon Bay High School. She has held a 3.2 GPA and was awarded the Honor Roll. After graduation, she plans to attend Big Bend Community College before transferring to Washington State University.  Victoria plans to pursue a career in Animal Science.

Each of the three recipients received a $2,000 award.

For more information about the San Mateo County Farm Bureau Scholarship Program, please contact Executive Director Jess Brown at (831) 818-1193, or email:

Current Issues

Farm Bureau staff represents members at all levels of government. The American Farm Bureau Federation covers national issues, the California Farm Bureau Federation keeps an eye on state laws, and locally Farm Bureau staff represents the needs of farmers and ranchers in regional and local issues.

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Services offered

  • Up-to-date information on current and proposed water quality regulations affecting our county
  • Assistance completing regulatory forms (NOIs, etc) and/or answering questions from the Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • Assistance completing farm/ranch water quality plans
  • Assistance finding funding for implementing management/ conservation practices that protect water quality (e.g., buffer strips, solar pumps to facilitate off-stream watering, erosion control projects, hedgerows, etc.)
  • Assistance to sign up for free on-farm nutrient and irrigation efficiency evaluations
  • Periodic updates on monitoring results in your area
  • Watershed working group meetings to identify and implement projects that would improve water quality in your area
  • Information on upcoming water quality/monitoring workshops and continuing education opportunities

For more information, contact us at (650) 726-4485