LANCASTER – Third and fourth grade students from the Antelope Valley are invited to an agriculture adventure on May 3.
Kids’ Ag Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (R. Rex Parris Building), located at 2551 West Avenue H in Lancaster.
Presented by the Los Angeles County Farm Bureau, the event focuses on how agriculture affects our everyday lives — from the foods we eat to the clothes we wear.
Kids’ Ag Day offers hands-on educational experiences for students, and offers teachers fun and exciting ways to address the Common Core State Standards, according to organizers.
“If future generations are going to care about agriculture, farming, and the preservation of a healthy food supply, they should be directly exposed to the people and places that produce their food,” organizers stated in a press release.
Organizers said attendees will learn answers to the following questions:
- What is agriculture?
- How is milk produced?
- Where does your food come from?
- What are your clothes made of?
- How are animals important to agriculture?
- What is soil and water conservation?
- Why are insects important to agriculture?
- What does a seed need to grow?
Organizations participating in Kids’ Ag Day this year include the Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures, AV Fair Association, AV Rural Museum, Los Angeles County 4-H/University of California Cooperative Extension, AV Resource Conservation District, USDA/NRCS, State Water Resources Board and the Palmdale Water Disitrct.
Information via news release from the Los Angeles County Farm Bureau.]