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The Great AGventure

AGventure Sponsor
Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust
AGventure North - 2012, 2013 & 2014
AGventure South - 2014, 2015 & 2016

The Great AGventure is an educational field trip where more than 14,000 fourth-grade children throughout San Luis Obispo County have an opportunity to explore the industry that produces our food, fiber and flowers.

The 2003-2013 programs, held at the Paso Robles Event Center, provided more than 14,000 students, their teachers and parent chaperones with six different presentations that include an arena event, farm machinery, animals, plants, science and an "AGtivity." In May 2014, a South County Great AGventure was added at Arroyo Grande High School.

Each year, more than 50 volunteers from the agricultural community provide the demonstrations and share their expertise with the students. Presentations are interactive, encouraging students to experience agriculture in a dynamic way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below, teachers Respond to the Question, “Do you believe that your students gained agricultural knowledge through the program?”

“Yes. So did I!”Cambria Grammar School

“Definitely! It was a great hands-on approach to learning about agriculture.” Pifer Elementary

“Yes. They loved it!” Del Mar Elementary

“Yes. They need direct contact with citizens in our own community to understand the importance of agriculture. Wise choices come from knowledge.” Ocean View Elementary  

You Can Enhance Children’s Education -- Invest in the Ag Exploration...

Because of committee sponsors like you, the Great AGventure is offered to schools throughout San Luis Obispo County. Your donation makes this dynamic event possible! We invite you to join us in this exciting, educational program by participating in the committee sponsorship opportunity of your choice.

CLICK HERE to become a sponsor today!

Watch a Video From the Great AGventure:

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Apple Grafting - Sit in on interactive presentations covering apple grafting, pygora goats and vegetable growing.

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Horsepower - Watch how children first learn about the physics of horsepower and then generate their own!

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Pumpkins - Kids discover the art and science of growing giant pumpkins!  Students are taught how to calculate water horsepower, later lifting water in a ten foot column using a stationary bike as a pump.

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Working Dogs - An arena presentation demonstrates the value of a working cow dog.  Wool is spun to show kids useful products that come from sheep. Kids set up a fertilizer trial designed to take back to their classroom to record their results.

See more Great AGventure videos on our YouTube Channel. Thanks to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Ag Communication students for creating several!

Support the Great AGventure --
Be a Committee Sponsor:

Expedition Sponsor - Investment $1,500
Host 6 classes to participate
Acknowledgment in newspaper coverage
Logo Exposure-Website,
Logo Exposure-Volunteer’s T-shirts
Thank you notes from sponsored classes

Journey Sponsor - Investment $600
Host 3 classes to participate
Acknowledgement in newspaper coverage
Logo Exposure-Website
Thank you notes from sponsored classes

Trip Sponsor - Investment $300
Host 1 class to participate
Thank you notes from sponsored class

 

 

 

 

A HUGE "Thank You" to all our previous committee sponsors, which include the following:

Paso Robles Chamber Agri-Business Committee

Farm Supply Company

Farm Credit West

County of San Luis Obispo

Coastal Research Services

Bejo Seeds, Inc.

Filipponi & Thompson Drilling Inc.

Grain Improvement Association

PG&E

J.B. Dewar

Estrella Ranch

CAPCA

Amigos de los Ninos

Pismo Oceano Vegetable Exchange

C & M Nursery

Cummings Hay & Feed

Ikeda Brothers

Pacific Beverage

Talley Farms

Umpqua Bank

For more information, contact Ag Ed Committee Coordinator Lorraine Clark at (805) 543-7356 or lorraine@slofarmbureau.org