Over 1,400 third graders spent Friday learning where their food comes from at the fourth annual Ag Edventure Day at California State University, Stanislaus.
Students from Turlock, Denair and Keyes school districts learned about farming, food processing and took a tour of the university’s sustainable garden where they planted their own tomatoes. Students also got their hands dirty during the nutrition presentation where they got a chance to meet and greet goats, pigs, chickens, dairy cows and tractors.
“We live in an agricultural based area,” said Denair Elementary third grade teacher Kimberly Evans. “It’s important to know where food comes from. This event is good exposure to our students who later on want a career in the agricultural field and Ag Edventure is good exposure to those possibilities.”