Yuba Sutter Farm Day Oct. 4
October 3, 2013
Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau Prepare Big Farm Day
Yuba City Calif.— Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau’s seventh annual Farm Day is shaping up to be the largest ever, with over 2,000 third grade students from Yuba and Sutter counties taking advantage of this free day of fun agricultural learning.
Farm Day will take place Friday, October 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds in Yuba City. There will be over 35 educational and interactive stations students and their teachers can visit to learn about farm living, livestock, equipment and wildlife.
Returning are the stand-out favorites from last year: an aerial application helicopter, a giant John Deere tractor and a stock dog demonstration.
The many noses to pet and activities to take part in are what make Farm Day so special and valuable to Yuba and Sutter county third graders. All third grade classes in both counties are invited to attend, and there is never a charge. In addition, each student receives a Farm Day t-shirt to wear and a healthy walnut snack pack during the event.
For teachers, Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau provides each with a free tote bag full of fun agriculturally educational resources that follow California curriculum. Tools include lesson plans, activity books, stories and more.
Farm Day would not be possible without dedicated volunteers. This year, over 120 local FFA students will be on hand to showcase their animals and assist students and teachers in navigating the exhibits. Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau board directors and community members also play a significant role in making the event run smoothly.
Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau’s Farm Day is made possible by generous donations from PG&E, Umpqua Bank, Farm Credit West, Pacific Coast Producers, Diamond Foods, Gridley Ben Toilet Rental and Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau members.