The Merced County Farm Bureau will be hosting the 3rd Annual FARM2U Day at the Merced County Fairgrounds on Thursday, October 9, 2014. From 8:30am-1pm over 3,000 third-grade students from throughout Merced County will visit with presenters in the hopes of learning about how their food and fiber is grown in Merced County. They will also receive learn helpful information about to make healthy and nutritious decisions on a daily basis.
AgNet West Assistant Farm News Director Taylor Hillman is one of the volunteers at the event. He will be leading groups as they learn about agriculture and where their food comes from.
FARM2U Day was created to give students an opportunity to interact with farmers, ranchers and anyone who works within the food supply chain or with natural resources. Specific topics will include: water, plant production, livestock production, processing, nutrition and safety. For some of these students in attendance this day will be their first interaction with someone in the farming community.
“As the disconnect between growers and consumers continues to increase events like FARM2U give us in agriculture hope that the community will realize what they have at their doorstep,” said Amanda Carvajal, Executive Director for Merced County Farm Bureau. “In the midst of the water crisis MCFB and our dedicated sponsors understand the critical need to engage and excite because they are the leaders and consumers of tomorrow.”
FARM2U Day is not open to the public, but we welcome donors to stop by, check-in at the front desk and take a tour of this exciting event. For more information about FARM2U or providing interest to volunteer contact Breanne Ramos at (209)723-3001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.