The Merced County Farm Bureau is a proud supporter of the future of agriculture. In 2019 Merced County Farm Bureau Scholarship Committee awarded approximately $15,500 through  scholarships to local seniors from agricultural programs in the county. 

2020 Scholarship Opportunities 

Merced Farm Bureau Scholarship 

This scholarship is available for Students Graduating seniors in Merced County that are involved in a local FFA or 4-H Chapter and are pursing a career in Agriculture. 

Applications are available at the Farm Bureau office located at 646 South Highway 59 in Merced or by clicking the link below.  For more information or to obtain a scholarship application by FAX or email contact at 209-723-3001 or email at or email at

Arthur R. Nutcher Scholarship 

In Memory of Art Nutcher

1946 - 2017

On behalf of the Nutcher Family the Merced County Farm Bureau organizes the Arthur R. Nutcher Scholarship.

The Arthur R. Nutcher Scholarship has two scholarships available to Merced County high school seniors graduating in 2019.
One scholarship of $2,000 is available to a student that will be attending the Merced College Mechanized Agriculture Technology, Diesel Equipment Technology, or Compact Power Equipment Certificate of Completion Program. One scholarship of $1,000 is available to a graduating FFA member pursuing a career in Agriculture.


Farm Employees Children's Scholarship

The Merced County Farm Bureau will be offering scholarships to high school seniors who are the children of farm employees.

This scholarship was created for Farm Employees' children simply for the fact that the funding for this scholarship originally came from the Alien Legalization for Agriculture (ALFA) program.  ALFA was specifically designed to help immigrant workers obtain legalization and when the program ended funds were then allocated to assist with the education of farm employees’ children.

The applicants must be planning to enroll at an accredited university, community college, or trade school and have GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants do not have to be planning to pursue a career in agriculture. Scholarships are awarded by the Merced County Farm Bureau Scholarship Committee. Their selection is based on performance, need, aptitude and commitment to their family and our community.

Young Farmers and Ranchers


The Young Farmers and Ranchers Program is a committee of the Merced County Farm Bureau that organizes programs and activities directed towards young adults between the ages of 18-35. YF&R is a group that facilitates professional development and social networking opportunities among young farmers, ranchers and people who work in agriculture related jobs. YF&R is an opportunity for passionate agriculturists to connect with individuals who have the same professional interests and challenges. If you are interested in becoming a member or becoming more involved please email or

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