Spring has sprung and we are all looking forward to making the transition from virtual back to in-person modes of operation. While the pandemic created challenges, with thanks to our supporters, we were able to continue providing outstanding resources and activities, virtually, for students and teachers throughout California.
One of our greatest virtual successes was California Farm Day. California Farm Day focused on the state's top ten commodities and Tracy Sellers of California Bountiful, hosted the program with a keynote address from California Department of Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross. Every student received a copy of our digital California Farm Day workbook and our What's Growin' On? student newspaper to extend their Farm Day learning! The first 1,000 students to register received a California Farm Day backpack, classroom snacks and resources for their teachers.
Nearly half of the teachers who registered their classes for California Farm Day were new to Ag in the Classroom. One new teacher who participated from Kern County said, "The students loved California Farm Day and loved doing the workbook. They really enjoyed learning and taking a break from math and ELA and doing something different! I would love to learn about more events like this!"
Each of our ten industry presenters spoke to students about their commodity, sharing information about nutrition, jobs, and how our food gets from the farm to the table. The California Farm Day program was recorded and is available on our website at LearnAboutAg.org so teachers and students can continue to LearnAboutAg!
We want to thank you for your past contributions. Renewal of your support in 2021 will help provide programs like California Farm Day where students learn lifelong lessons about the importance of agriculture in their lives. Please renew your support today!