On Nov. 1, members of Delta Charter FFA attended AgVenture at the Manteca Unified School Farm. We took 18 students and other high schools in the surrounding area brought FFA members as well.
Once there, we set up our various stations in the almond orchard. Examples of our presentation stations were: silkie chickens, garlic, rabbit breeds, and corn. Our presentations were geared towards 3rd graders in the San Joaquin County. They learned about the many ways these products are used, how they are grown, and why they are so important for our community.
We also brought our live animals for the children to identify the various breeds and colors, and of course for them to pet! The third graders had a lot of fun seeing the various types of livestock and learning facts about commodities grown here in California!
The FFA members hope that by doing these presentations they can share their knowledge with the youth to further educate them about where their food and fiber comes from. It was definitely a great day and we look forward to the next opportunity to work with the AgVenture hosts!