CDFA Secretary Karen Ross joined in the “Sacramento Farm Day” festivities today, hosted by the California Farm Bureau Federation. The event, presented by the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, brings in about 1,000 students and teachers who rotate through several stations to learn about agricultural subjects ranging from pollinators and nutrition to raising livestock and maintaining the health of our soils.
Raley’s partners with the event, providing lunch for the students through the company’s Food for Families program. The Dave Joerger Foundation (coach of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings) also supports Farm Day, and Coach Dave came out to make the rounds with Secretary Ross and Farm Bureau Administrator Jim Houston.
Several local TV stations came out to report on Farm Day
Secretary Ross with members of the Delta FFA, who showed students their project pigs, goats, lambs and a horse
Secretary Ross with CFBF Adminstrator Jim Houston and Sacramento Kings Coach Dave Joerger
Learning about pollinators
Snacks and facts courtesy of Blue Diamond
Secretary Ross at the #CAonMyPlate booth
Raley’s Food for Families program provided lunch for 1,000+ students
Secretary Ross with students from American Lakes School