Fresno, Calif., (March 15, 2017) – More than 4,000 third-grade students, teachers and chaperones from throughout Fresno County will participate in the 12th annual Farm & Nutrition Day at the Big Fresno Fairgrounds, located at Butler and Chance avenues, on Friday, March 17, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
The one-day, interactive educational experience is sponsored by Fresno County Farm Bureau and The Big Fresno Fair. Attendees will have the opportunity to take part in more than 50 demonstrations and booths, which focus on how food is produced, the diversity of Fresno County agriculture and nutritional information. Participants will learn about the abundant agricultural industry in Fresno County, agricultural career opportunities and how to make healthy food choices.
More than 100 volunteers will assist at the event. Several businesses and individuals are financially assisting with school transportation and other costs.
Fresno County is one of the nation’s top agricultural counties, producing more than 400 commercial crops annually, totaling more than $6.61 billion in gross production value in 2015. The 4,000 participants at the 2017 Farm & Nutrition Day are from 38 different schools located in 15 school districts from across Fresno County. Please see the complete list below.
|Burrel Union Elementary||Burrel Union|
|Clovis Unified||Fort Washington, Tarpey|
|Fresno Unified||Ayer, Easterby, Kirk, Lane, Leavenworth, Olmos, Williams, Wolters|
|Kerman Unified||Goldenrod, Kerman-Floyd|
|Kings Canyon Unified||Alta, Jefferson, McCord|
|Kingsburg Elementary||Central Valley Home School|
|Pacific Union Elementary||Pacific Union|
|Parlier Unified||Cesar E. Chavez, S. Ben Benavidez, John C. Martinez|
|Charter Schools||Alvina, Inspire, W.E.B. DuBois|
|Sanger Unified||Del Rey, Lone Star, Jackson, Jefferson, Lincoln, Lone Star, Quail Lake Environmental Charter|
|Selma Unified||Eric White, Indianola, James Garfield|
|Washington Unified||American Union Elementary|