The Agribee™ is a define and spell bee, using agriculturally related words, for fourth and fifth grade students. The program is currently available to schools in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba Counties in California.

Each participating school organizes a school-wide Agribee and identifies two finalists who compete in a regionally hosted Agribee Finals in November at the Patrick Ranch Museum in Chico, California.

The procedure is much like a standard spelling bee, with one major difference – each word must be defined and spelled. The winner of the Agribee Finals receives a laptop computer.

The Butte County Farm Bureau has partnered with the University of California Cooperative Extension School Nutrition Education Program in Butte County to coordinate this Northern California agricultural education program. For more information email the Glenn County Farm Bureau.