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Why Support the Butte Ag Foundation?​

The Butte Ag Foundations mission is to further the educational outreach of the agricultural community. We feel that the continued education of students and consumers is paramount to the success of agriculture in our communities.

Our Programs

The Butte Agriculture Foundation looks forward to supporting locally organized agriculture groups by providing the resources and services needed to be successful in their efforts to inform and promote the value of our agrarian community


How to Donate

The Butte Ag Foundation welcomes the kind donations and support provided by community members like you. Donations can be made online, by check or in-kind. Whether supported through an outright gift or planned gift, Butte Ag Foundation programs are made possible through the generosity of our donors.  

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Butte Agriculture Foundation, Butte County Farm Bureau and Butte County Cattleman’s Association awarded $47,000 to the Butte County Fair from the Camp Fire Animal Agriculture Fund. Pictured (L to R) : Doug Bentz, Butte Ag Foundation Chairman ; Darren Rice, Butte County Farm Bureau President; Dax Kimmelshue, Butte County Fair President

Donate to the Carnivore Crew Junior Livestock Auction Fund

The Carnivore Crew Junior Livestock Auction Fund uses donations from businesses and individuals to support local 4-H, FFA and Grange youth exhibitors by purchasing animal projects at the Butte County Fair Junior Livestock Auction & Silver Dollar Fair Junior Livestock Auction. The Carnivore Crew is a program of the Butte Ag Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

What Is The Big Harvest?

The Big Harvest is an agriculture community fundraising drive benefiting local nonprofit agriculture organizations that takes place from November 1st through December 31st. The Big Harvest aims to make a dollar worth more than a dollar, by helping nonprofits earn more money to achieve their good work and providing donors the opportunity to leverage their generosity for a higher return. The Big Harvest not only provides a fundraising avenue for the agriculture community, but also teaches local organizations how to fund raise, especially youth organizations. With financial support from generous seed sponsors, the Butte Agriculture Foundation has cultivated a pool of funds to serve as matching funds for this community-wide agricultural fundraising drive.

2023 Participating Organizations

Butte College Ag Leadership • Butte County Fair Association • Butte County Farm Bureau Building Fund • Butte County Local Food Network • Chico Grange #486 • Chico High School Ag Boosters • CORE Butte FFA • Durham FFA • Durham Grange #460 • Glenn County Fair Heritage Foundation • Green Planet Plastics • Honeybee Discovery Center • Jesus Center • Plaza 4-H Club • Support Group of Butte County UCCE • UC Cooperative Extension Glenn County

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