Marin County Farm Day

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.
 
 

Hands on learning at Marin Farm Day

 
Various  Marin 4-H clubs enjoyed interacting with the hundreds of elementary school students who attended the event.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learn how to plant seeds.
 

Learn about and pet sheep

 
 

Learn about and pet dairy calves. 
 
Pet a chicken for the first time
 
 
Learn about dairy products
 
 
Marin Farm Day is a great way to expose children to farm animals and to teach them how our food is grown on the farm.  The event happens every March.  It’s a free to anyone who is interested in attending.
 
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About mcfarmbureau

Since 1923 Marin County Farm Bureau has helped to protect and improve the ability of farmers and ranchers engaged in production agriculture to provide a reliable supply of food and fiber through responsible stewardship of Marin County resources. One of our main goals is to unite the agricultural community to work together in the formation of policies that affect our lives as ranchers. We work at the local, state, and national level with all of our elected officials to improve legislation and regulations that could be detrimental to agriculture. In 2007 we worked very closely with the Marin County Board of Supervisors during the County Wide Plan update. This close relationship resulted in a much improved plan from where it started, a number of changes to the plan helped benefit agriculture and our farming families. Marin County Farm Bureau prides itself in being the voice of agriculture for Marin’s farmers and ranchers. The Marin County Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, non-profit, voluntary membership California corporation whose purpose is to protect and promote agricultural interests throughout Marin and to find solutions to the problems of the farm, the farm home and the rural community. On a state level, Farm Bureau is California’s largest farm organization, comprised of 53 county Farm Bureaus currently representing approximately 76,500 members in 56 counties. Farm Bureau strives to protect and improve the ability of farmers and ranchers engaged in production agriculture to provide a reliable supply of food and fiber through responsible stewardship of California’s resources. Farm Bureau is organized on a county, state and national basis-in that order. The county Farm Bureau is the nucleus of the organization. It is here that members join by payment of nominal annual dues which entitles them to the wide range of services and benefits of
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