Fresno County Farm Bureau, The Big Fresno Fair and Friends of the Fair, the Fair's non-profit organization, are proud to announce that Fresno County schools can now register for the ninth annual Farm & Nutrition Day, which invites all third graders from throughout Fresno County to the Fresno Fairgrounds on Friday, March 21, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Applications for the annual agricultural and food-related field trip are available online at www.fcfb.org by clicking on Farm & Nutrition Day under the Events tab, or at www.FresnoFair.com by clicking on the Farm & Nutrition Day Program link.
Registration deadline is Feb. 21; however, classes are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Last year, more than 1,650 students attended this event. Educators are reminded to make transportation arrangements early.
Fresno County is the nation's number one agricultural county, producing more than 400 commercial crops annually, totaling more than $6.58 billion in gross production value in 2012. Farm & Nutrition Day's purpose is to educate students on the county's abundant agricultural industry, teach them how to make healthy food choices such as eating fresh fruits and vegetables and allow students' the opportunity to interact with those in the industry. Hands-on activities, presentations and demonstrations are planned to take place during this year's event.
Due to the high costs of transportation, financial assistance may be provided to those schools that apply. For additional details about the event, please contact Fresno County Farm Bureau at 559-237-0263 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, presenters, sponsors and volunteers are needed for this year's event. If interested, please visit http://www.fresnofair.com/Farm-and-Nutrition-Day or http://fcfb.org/Events/Farm-day.php for more information.