Thousands of local students expected at ‘Farm Day in the City’


The annual ‘Farm Day in the City’ event returns to the Kern County Fairgrounds today for local students.

The two day event, put on by the Kern County Farm Bureau, runs today and tomorrow.

The event introduces children in second through fourth grade to Kern’s agriculture and its role in the community and state.

Students will learn about many aspects of farming, including livestock, water, safety and farm machinery.

Local farmers, ranchers, agricultural organizations, and high school FFA students will take part in the demonstrations.

“Farm Day in the City is truly a special event because it gives students from all over Kern
County the opportunity to learn about where their food comes from, have first-hand experience
with animals, and overall teaches them the important role Kern County agriculture plays in their
lives,” said executive director of Kern County Farm Bureau Ariana Joven. 

Two thousand students are expected to attened each day, according to Joven. 

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. 

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