King County Bureau's 2016 Farm Day

March 1, 2016

Top, Middle Left, Middle Right: One of Kings County Farm Bureau’s most exciting educational programs is Farm Day, where approximately 2,300 Kings County third-graders are treated to interactive agriculture exhibits that will help them gain an increased awareness of the positive contributions agriculture makes to our local community and economy.  A partnership between the Kings County Office of Education and the Kings Fairgrounds, Farm Day helps students understand the answer to the very important question: “Where does our food come from?”

Held each March at the Kings Fairgrounds, Farm Day is a unique opportunity to teach students that food is not grown in the grocery store. They have the chance to interact with farm animals, explore farm equipment, and learn about various aspects of agriculture. Through educational presentations and hands-on interaction, the goal of Farm Day is to have everyone who attends walk away with an increased awareness of the positive contributions that agriculture makes to our local community and our economy.

Bottom: Team Vidak District Representatives Claudia Salinas (left) and Rogelio Caudillo (right) were volunteers at Farm Day and helped teach third-graders how to plant and care for lettuce.