CHAFFEE ZOO VALLEY FARM EXHIBIT
September 27, 2013
|The entrance to the exhibit designed by Heather Davis, with Chaffee Zoo.|
Today, local agricultural leaders gathered at Fresno’s Chaffee Zoo to enjoy the official opening of the new Valley Farm Exhibit at the former Small Wonder’s area of the zoo.
|The crowd listens to Scott Barton, Chaffee Zoo Director.|
|Crops Growing at the Valley Farm Exhibit.|
“When you talk about agriculture being the economic engine, it’s important to know that every dollar generated on the farm typically generates $3.50 in the local economy,” said Jacobsen. “When you talk about Fresno County, which alone generates $6.6 billion, and then add in Kings, Tulare, Madera and Merced Counties, we are talking about an economic impact of more than $60 billion. Kids in the middle of the urban environment need to understand what we do and how we do it.”
|CSUF President Joseph Castro|