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Dairy focus of ag in the classroom Fair project
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Specifically-developed curriculum kits from the Stanislaus County Fair will assist area teachers with instructing students about dairy and dairy cattle (Photo contributed).

The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with local pre-school through fifth-grade classes, as well as after school programs, to teach students about the importance of dairy and dairy cattle in the community.

The Stanislaus County Fair’s “School Involvement Program” is sponsored by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee, which gives students an opportunity to learn about the dairy industry and its importance in Stanislaus County.

Specifically-developed curriculum kits will assist teachers with instructing students about dairy and dairy cattle. The free-of-charge kits include project information, a book, activities for the classroom, and supplies for the group project. Each class participating will have their projects entered and showcased at the 2019 Fair.

To participate, teachers must call the Fair Office at (209) 668-1333 ext. 315 and reserve their project kit – but hurry, there are only 30 available. Kits may be picked up or turned in Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Fair office, 900 N. Broadway.

Entry information must be completed and submitted before receiving the project kits. The deadline for submitting projects and summary forms is 4 p.m. June 27. Projects may be turned in before the deadline.

“Each class that participates will have their creative and educational projects displayed at the 2019 Stanislaus County Fair,” said Laura Moore, exhibits supervisor. “Cash prizes are awarded to classes whose creative projects are educational and rated brilliant and exceptional by project judges.”

The 2019 Stanislaus County Fair opens July 12 for a 10-day run. 

The mission of the Stanislaus County Fair is to provide a family and community-oriented experience promoting agriculture, entertainment and technology. For more information about the Stanislaus County Fair, visit