Due to our current situation, we are saddened to announce that we will not be hosting an in-person FARM2U Day in 2020. This decision was made as we are unable to foresee future regulations and we want to ensure the health and safety of all the students, educators, volunteers, presenters, and staff.
We are currently working with Stanislaus County Farm Bureau to create virtual ag lessons. We are excited to take on this new opportunity to guarantee students are still able to learn about the food they eat and the various facets of the agriculture industry.
If you or your business is interested in becoming a presenter for our virtual lessons or a sponsor for this years event please contact Denelle Flake at 209-723-3001 or email her at email@example.com.
On October 10, 2019 the Merced County Farm Bureau hosted approximately 2500 students in addition to parents, teachers and other staff for the eighth annual FARM2U Day.
The purpose of FARM2U Day is to educate local students about the importance of agriculture and how agriculture impacts their daily lives.
Students saw presentations on nutrition, livestock, plants, the environment, equipment and processing.
They had the opportunity to see live animals such as dairy cattle, beef cattle, alpacas, goats, horses, pigs, rabbits, and more from 76 presenters. Many of our presenters are community members, community organizations
and local businesses that volunteer their time to help us put on this event.
Approximately 275 Merced County FFA members volunteered as presenters, herders (tour guides) and others spent the day helping with various tasks. This event gives FFA participants the opportunity to gain public speaking practice, community service, and learn how to organize presentations for a specific audience.
All third-grade students that come to FARM2U Day receive free milk courtesy of California Dairies Inc and get to take home their very own cabbage plant donated by Bonnie Plants. These cabbages are part of Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program that awards scholarships to selected students that successfully grow their cabbage plant.
FARM2U Day is a free event for participating schools and open to all Merced County third-grade classes. The event is sponsored by the Merced County Farm Bureau and generous sponsors. Thank you to everyone that participated in the 2019 FARM2U Day. We greatly appreciate your support.