The 25th annual Marin Farm Day took place on March 24th at the Marin Co. Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.
The purpose of this event is to provide hands-on educational experiences outside the classroom, including an extensive array of stations designed by the Marin Master Gardeners. Approximately 30 Northern California ranchers, farmers, producers and educators provide interactive exhibits on agriculture, health, farm animals, gardens and environmental education.Children can see various farm animals up close, including a cow, heifers, horse and pony, goats, sheep and a sheep dog, assorted poultry, rabbits and more.
There are also essay, art and classroom mural contests with cash awards for winning entries for elementary students. The awards event is made possible by the collaborative efforts of the following agencies: Marin Center/Marin County Fair, Marin County Farm Bureau, Marin County Office of Education, Golden Gate Farmers Market, North Bay Dairy Women, Marin Farmers Market Association, Marin County Agricultural Commissioner, and the University of California Cooperative Extension Service/Master Gardeners/4-H Council.
Here are some photos from the day…..
Marin Co. Farm Bureau table.
Display of essays and murals.
Cinnamon, the bunny on display at the Marin Co. Farm Bureau table.
Various Marin 4-H clubs enjoyed interacting with the hundreds of elementary school students who attended the event.
Learn how to plant seeds.