The RICFB Foundation's mission is to promote production agriculture and the food, fiber and fuel system through quality agriculture literacy efforts in the schools and communities of Rock Island County. The farm population represents less than 1 % of the 125,000 total population. Our opportunity to educate the non-farm public is tremendous and provides a wealth of opportunity to breakdown agriculture's myths and open the public up to the tremendous benefits agriculture has to offer.
The Foundation's passion also comes from a desire to provide a thorough understanding of where their food comes from. Two ways we communicate that philosophy is through involvement in the schools and special events with media and key community leaders.
In addition, the Foundation also administers scholarships for our members' dependents. We annually award $6,000 in scholarships to high school and college students.