DATE: April 15, 2009
Public Information Officer
County of Los Angeles Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights
(626) 579-8589 (office)
(626) 226-6085 (cell)
"AG DAY LA" TEACHES CITY KIDS ABOUT ORIGINS OF FOOD, FABRIC, AND
WHO: Third and fourth grade students from Los Angeles, Orange, and San
Bernardino counties, the County of Los Angeles Department of
Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures, the Los Angeles County
Farm Bureau, California Women for Agriculture, and the 48th District
WHAT: AG DAY LA at the 48th District Agricultural Association's Schools'
Agriculture and Nutrition Fair. For the eighth year, third and fourth
grade students and their teachers have been invited to discover how
water, plants, bees, fiber, food, and dairy contribute to what we find
in our stores and restaurants.
WHERE: Fairplex Pomona - Big Red Barn and 48th DAA Fair - Building #10
WHEN: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23
WHY: Getting hands-on with interactive activities, seeing a mobile
dairy, meeting farm animals up close, and visiting with agriculture
professionals will leave a lasting impression on the students, who
mostly live a life disconnected from the source of the agricultural
elements in their lives. This is their chance to learn about farming
and the preservation of a healthy food supply by discovering the
connections between what we eat, drink, and wear, the environment, and
how various professions contribute to producing our goods while
preserving the environment.
The County Board of Supervisors has approved a motion by Supervisor
Michael D. Antonovich proclaiming Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday,
April 23 as "AG DAY LA."
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