Agricultural education and research are the backbones of the industry and critical to the success of our farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses throughout the West.
That’s why we make significant financial contributions every year to universities, community colleges and trade schools that educate our workforce and support sustainability and growth in production agriculture to feed an ever-growing world.
We partner with educational institutions across the West to:
- Support the learning and growth of students from rural and diverse backgrounds
- Promote career opportunities in agriculture and finance
- Advance thought leadership and collaboration within natural resource industries
- Invest in facilities and staff to support research for more sustainable and efficient production
Youth education and support
The future of agriculture depends on educating, supporting and inspiring today's youth. That’s why AgWest actively invests in youth education, organizations and activities. From Rural Community Grants to FFA, 4-H livestock sales and event sponsorships, AgWest is helping to build strong foundations for the youth in our communities.