Kern County Farm Bureau Farm Day in the City event
Farm Day in the City, March 2020. (Photo courtesy of KCFB)

By Rachel Nettleton, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau 

The Kern County Farm Bureau is eagerly anticipating our 40th Annual Farm Day in the City event that has been educating our youth about agriculture for four decades. This event will take place at the Kern County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, March 20th and Thursday, March 21st from 8:30 am to 1 pm. The goal for this event is to provide 2nd – 4th grade elementary school students with hands-on, immersive experiences that focus on agriculture. 

Agricultural education is crucial in hopes to address common misconceptions among young students about the origins of their food. Many children believe their food only comes from the grocery store and that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. This event serves as a valuable opportunity to instill a deeper understanding of agriculture in our community starting at an early age.  

During Farm Day in the City, students will engage with exhibits and presentations on diverse agricultural topics, including farm machinery, the variety of crops grown in the valley, animal agriculture, and other agriculture-related topics. Knowledgeable members of the local agricultural community will be on hand to share their insights and expertise by showcasing examples that are understandable to our youth. 

This event is open to all 2nd – 4th grade students, including those from public, private, and homeschool backgrounds. Given the limited capacity for each day, schools are urged to submit their registration forms as soon as possible to secure their spot. 

As the famous saying goes, “It Takes a Village.” The success of this event relies on the support of our diverse agricultural community. If you have been an exhibitor in the past or are interested in participating this year, visit our website at kerncfb.com/farm-day-in-the-city. For those looking to contribute further, whether through an in-kind donation or sponsorship opportunity, you can also visit our website.  

Join us in celebrating 40 years of Farm Day in the City, where we continue to educate and connect our youth to agriculture and its role in our everyday lives. Please email kcfb@kerncfb.com if you have any questions. 

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