About Our Auction
For 42 years the Ag Boosters BBQ has helped raise over $1 million to support Fresno State agriculture and California Women for Agriculture. Every year, thanks to many generous and loyal supporters like you, Ag One and CWA have helped deserving students attain their college education (Ag One) and advocate for agriculture to our elected officials (CWA). We are very grateful to the agricultural community who has stood with us to ensure there are well educated leaders today and for the future.
About Ag One Foundation and CWA
The Ag One Mission: In 1979, several faculty, alumni and friends of the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology had a million-dollar idea -- to start a foundation that would benefit, promote and support the college and its programs. The supporters set out to raise $1 million in permanent funds. Today, the Ag One Foundation has raised nearly $24 million in endowed funds which are invested with the Fresno State Foundation.
Over the years, donors, board members and volunteers have made it possible to award some 4,600 students with more than $6.9 million in scholarships and program support. For the 2020-21 academic year, Ag One will provide more than $850,000 to deserving students and programs.
Ag One Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3). Gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our tax ID number is 94-2685442.
California Women for Agriculture (CWA) was formed in 1975, in the Coachella Valley. The name was chosen to develop a cross section of members. In fact, the nucleus of the first chapter was made up of consumers, as well as farmers. Today our membership is as diverse as the industry we represent; bankers, lawyers, accountants, marketing professionals, consumers AND farmers. With 20 chapters and 1,600 plus members across the state, CWA is the most active, all volunteer agricultural organization in the state and members are actively engaged in public relations, education and legislative advocacy on behalf of agriculture.
Our mission is to promote and develop the interest of California women involved or interested in agriculture and to promote a strong agriculture industry in California. CWA's efforts are guided by 5 principle objectives: to speak on behalf of agriculture in an intelligent, informative, direct and truthful manner; to keep CWA members informed on legislative activities pertaining to agriculture; to join forces when the need arises to deal with agricultural issues and challenges; to improve the public image of farmers; and to develop a rapport with consumers, educators and governmental & business leaders in communities throughout the State.
CWA members believe California agriculture needs to be protected for our future generations by educating consumers, policy makers and our membership. We provide the information, skills and network so our volunteers can make a difference at the local, state and federal levels. Our founding principle is to ensure and maintain a “seat at the table” for all of California’s farmers and ranchers. CWA has a strong commitment to education and agricultural awareness.
CWA is committed to maintaining a healthy and vibrant agricultural industry for California and our nation. CWA is dedicated to ensuring that a local, reliable food supply continues to be the foundation of our state’s economy for future generations. We must not rely on foreign nations for our food or be held hostage by outsourcing our food production.