The Taste of the Harvest scholarship is awarded each fall to a first generation college student of a migrant farm worker.
Due to a change in the College's Homecoming schedule an outdoor Taste of the Harvest is on hold for 2012. The College appreciates all the support and continued donations to the scholarship. Please look forward to a revival of a Taste of the Harvest fundraiser in the fall of 2013.
History of the Harvest
The Taste of the Harvest celebration began in 2001 as a way to highlight the bounty of the agricultural harvest in Canyon County. It was the brain child of C of I alumnus Ron Bitner '68. Bitner is a local grape grower who saw an opportunity to bring the community together on The College of Idaho campus.
The Taste of the Harvest is modeled after similar events in other northwest college towns. The celebration includes wine tasting from several of Idaho's small wineries. Idaho's boutique wineries are making themselves known to wine connoisseurs throughout the world. Many believe the earth and growing conditions in southwest Idaho rival that of the Napa Valley in northern California.
All proceeds benefit a scholarship fund for first generation students whose parents are agricultural workers. The work of these families make the harvest possible.