Farm Day in the City
Farm Day in the City 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 a handful of children to an attendance of more than 3,500 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 both private and public 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. Farm Day 2014 brought in 4,431 students, 217 teachers, and 38 exhibitors donated their time and resources to the event. Attendance doubled from 2013, mostly because of the consistency in planning over the last few years.
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.
On March 21 & 22, 2017, students in attendance will experience exhibits including farm machinery, livestock and various commodities as well as demonstrations on ag-specific issues of water, safety and pesticide use. Exhibitors are comprised of local farmers, agri-business representatives and high school FFA students who have a passion for agriculture education. The students are given the opportunity to experience outdoor demonstrations with a variety of livestock as well as an array of indoor exhibits that provide games, activities, giveaways etc.
We are continuously striving to enhance this program to provide a better educational experience for all students in Kern County.