Farm Day in the City is this week! This annual event has been sponsored by the Kern County Farm Bureau since 1984. Over the years, this event has grown from being held at one school with several children in attendance to over 4,500 children at the Kern County Fairgrounds. The goal of the event is to acquaint children with agriculture and its importance in our community and state. Children in grades 2nd, 3rd, and 4th are invited from private, public, and home schools in Kern County. There is no cost to the schools and the entire program is funded through contributions and the Kern County Farm Bureau.
On March 21th and 22th, students in attendance will see exhibits about farm machinery, livestock and commodities as well as demonstrations on ag-specific issues of water, safety and pesticide use. Local farmers, agri-business representatives and high school FFA students volunteer their time to talk to the children and exhibit the various agriculture topics.
Each year, the Farm Bureau tries to improve this event which has become the largest continuous student-oriented county farm bureau program in the State of California. Farm Day in the City would not be possible if it were not for our exhibitors, contributors and volunteers. Registration for schools has been closed. Sorry, this event is not open to the public.
For more information please visit our website: http://www.kerncfb.com/Education.aspx or call (661) 397-9635.