2018 marks the 16th year Livingston County Farm Bureau (LCFB) has held an education day specially targeted for elementary (3rd grade) students. The goal of Agriculture Awareness Day is to present an educational activity designed to provide hands-on agriculture and natural resources education for students, teachers, parents and chaperones. Agriculture Awareness Day is the biggest single day event LCFB presents to the public each year.
Some of the benefits of Agriculture Awareness Day are:
1) Education of consumers on where their food comes from.
2) Successfully teaches students and consumers about agriculture through interactive and fun activities.
3) Raises awareness of the need for agriculture in our society.
4) Instills proper land use and awareness of natural resources.
5) Provides teachers useful classroom educational materials to integrate into their curriculum.
This year Agriculture Awareness Day will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the Fowlerville Family Fairgrounds in Fowlerville. Volunteers will present short lessons to the various classroom groups on topics ranging from seed germination and dairy nutrition to live animal exhibits. Over 900 third graders from Pinckney, Fowlerville, and Howell schools are expected to benefit from all of the hard work by the volunteers.
The success of this program depends on the coordinated efforts of over 100 adult and teen volunteers. We need the assistance of volunteer "Tour Guides" plus those able to complete manual labor required for the set-up/tear-down of the exhibit. If you would like further information, please contact Deb Holmes at the LCFB office at (517) 546-8124 or [email protected].