Blackland Income Growth
B.I.G. is an open organization and as such, cordially invites and welcomes the full support of all persons having a personal interest in the general well being of the agricultural and agri-business economy of the area. Educational programs conducted by B.I.G. serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, handicap or national origin. An area-wide mailing list will be maintained on a current basis. Those persons supporting B.I.G. goals and objectives should submit their names to be advised of B.I.G. area-wide activities and program efforts.
The Board consists of:
- I.G. officers and immediate past president (the president serves as chair of the Executive Board)
- Standing committee chairs
- Selected key leaders
- Selected U.S.D.A. and other agricultural agency personnel
- The coordinator and secretary and county Extension agents from the same counties as the B.I.G. officers and standing committee chairs/co-chairs will serve as “ex officio” members
The Blackland Income Growth awards twelve scholarships to outstanding 4-H members in Blackland counties. There are ten $1,000 scholarships and two $1,500 scholarships that were presented at the annual B.I.G. luncheon. The two $1,500 scholarships are awarded to an applicant planning to study agribusiness.