yellow pages news jobs events calendar movie times
Rocklin and Roseville Today Events Calendar
   |   Current Temp: 88.0 F (31.1 C)
 

450 Students Gets Hands On Experience at Placer Ag Day


Share It.




Ag-Day.jpg

AUBURN, Calif. - Students at Placer Elementary School recerntly learned first-hand about how food and fiber gets from the farm to them.  The first "Ag Day" educational event was sponsored by the Placer County Farm Bureau, Echo Valley Ranch, and the Placer Resource Conservation District (RCD).

 As they rotated between stations, the 450 Kindergarten through 8th grade students had the opportunity to touch and feed animals, learn how to rope, see an active bee hive, plant a marigold to take home, and learn why the Placer mandarin is so unique. 

The event was held in conjunction with National Ag Week, a nationwide effort to teach students about their food, fiber, and environment.  This is the first year Ag Day was held in Placer County, and the hosting organizations hope to grow it to eventually include all schools in the county. 

Each student received a PlacerGROWN bag with educational materials and take-home agricultural products such as honey, dried cranberries, walnuts, and a tree seedling.  Teachers at the school each received curriculum and classroom activity sets.  Many local and regional volunteers contributed by teaching the stations, donating materials and agricultural products, or otherwise helping out for the day.






more news Print This Article


Placer County News Headlines

Rob McAllister Joins Halldin Public RelationsROCKLIN - Longtime Sacramento news reporter Rob McAllister, who became well known for his reporting at both KFBK 1530 radio and KOVR CBS 13 television in Sacramento

Roseville Burglars Evade PoliceRoseville, CA - Police officers searched the Crescendo Drive area extensively today after a resident reported an attempted burglary

Newcastle Resident Elected Region Governor of SoroptomistJacqueline "Jackie" DeMartini, of Newcastle, California is serving a two-year term as Sierra Nevada Region Governor of Soroptimist, an international volunteer organization for women.

10 Year Old Girl Abducted in CarmichaelAt approximately 3:00AM, an unknown white male adult entered a residence through an unlocked door and removed a child under the age of ten years old from the residence against her will.

Writing Your Life Story Workshop September 13thBud Gardner, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul, part of the New York Times best-selling series, will conduct a workshop, How to Write Your Life Story, on Saturday, Sept. 13th

Jessup Gala to Celebrate 75th Anniversary on September 20thROCKLIN, Calif., - William Jessup University will host the Jessup Gala on Saturday, September 20 from 6-9 p.m. The dinner and program festivities raise funds for student scholarships.

Brandman University Adding Roseville LocationRoseville,CA -- Brandman University will be locating at 400 Sunrise Blvd. The 9,182 square foot tenant improvement is valued at over $300,000.

Roseville California Crime Brief (8.31.14)Roseville, CA - Roseville California crime brief update report for August 31, 2014.

Acura ILX: Luxury Vehicle, Reasonable PriceFor car shoppers looking for an upscale luxury sedan that doesn't arrive with a luxurious price tag, Acura debuted the ILX a year ago and its back for 2014 virtually unchanged

People with Autism Especially VulnerablePerhaps like you, recently I read of an incident in Okeechobee, Florida, in which an 18-year-old man was recorded on video beating, choking, kicking, and holding a knife to the throat of a 16-year-old boy with autism.

54 Year Old Roseville Woman Killed with Own VehicleRoseville- 54-year-old Bernadette Ann Richardson was killed when her SUV rolled backwards as she was retrieving a bicycle from her 1997 Ford Explorer.

Photos: Napa Earthquake DamageWe recently had the opportunity to tour Napa following the magnitude 6.0 earthquake. The downtown area of Napa which contains many older buildings was hit especially hard.




more news

Featured Yellow Pages Categories

Auto

Business

Health and Fitness

Home Improvement and Services