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Sacramento Farm Day

Students get a hands-on lesson about agriculture

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For the second year in a row, the California Farm Bureau Federation's front lawn was turned into an outside classroom for kids and adults to learn about agriculture in California.

Hosted by the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, in partnership with the California Farm Bureau, Sacramento Farm Day showcased agriculture to students from 14 area elementary schools through a variety of hands-on activities.

About 1,000 students and teachers rotated through several stations to learn about subjects ranging from pollinators and nutrition to raising livestock and maintaining the health of our soils.

Farm Day originated in San Francisco in 1980. The idea was to bring the farm to the city and to urban students who otherwise would not be able to experience agriculture up close. Today, more than 25 Farm Days are held annually throughout the state. They're hosted by county Farm Bureaus, county fairs and high school agriculture programs, and CFAITC provides resources and materials.

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