Agriculture Teaching Agriculture
October 22, 2013
THE FARM DAY EXPERIENCE
Thursday, October 24, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monterey County Fairgrounds
2004 Fairground Rd., Monterey
The agriculture industry of Monterey County is a world leader in food production, innovative techniques and progressive science. Monterey County Agriculture recognizes the importance of increasing the level of agricultural literacy in its own community.
Each year, the agriculture industry in Monterey County comes together to offer THE FARM DAY EXPERIENCE, nationally recognized as one of the leading agriculture education awareness programs in the nation. This hands on educational program is the largest event of its kind in the nation, as well as the longest running program. Every third grade class in Monterey County is invited to participate in this program that reaches 7,800 third graders and over 1,500 adults and teachers.
Monterey County Ag Education Inc. hosts three Farm Day’s per year in order to rech every student in the county. The first Farm Day Experience of the season will be held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds on October 24thand will be located at 2004 Fairground Rd., Monterey. County agriculturalists including; cattle ranchers, produce growers, nurserymen, wine grape growers, salad processors and industry support representatives, all unite to share their way of life with third grade students from throughout Monterey County to educate children about the origin of their food. Future Farm Day Experiences will take place in Salinas and King City.
Monterey County Ag Education Inc. (a non-profit organization) conducts The Farm Day Experience with the help of 700 volunteers from agriculture and the community. All costs associated with The Farm Day Experience are paid by Monterey County Agricultural Education, Inc., including bus transportation and teacher training. By funding the entire program, no class, school or district in Monterey County is left out because of budget concerns.
We are always in need of event volunteers. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP OUT WITH THE FARM DAY EXPERIENCE BY VOLUNTEERING YOUR TIME OR DONATING TO OUR ALL-VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION AS WE CONTINUE TO EDUCATE MONTEREY COUNTY ABOUT AGRICULTURE