San Luis Obispo County
Agriculture Education Committee
As our society has become increasingly urban, children have little opportunity to connect with farming and ranching. With only 2 percent of our population directly involved in production agriculture, students need to be taught about the vital role agriculture plays in their own lives. Understanding where their food comes from enhances education and creates an appreciation for the people who produce our most basic needs--food and fiber.
Recognizing the need to educate local children, their teachers and the community about the importance of agriculture, the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau established the Agriculture Education Committee in 1989. By 1996, the Committee became its own independent, non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Committee members represent individuals with both a strong tie to agriculture and and interest in the education of young people.
The San Luis Obispo County Agriculture Education Committee is committed to the exposure of all aspects of agricultural to teachers, students and the community to create and maintain an understanding and appreciaton of the contribution of agriculture and related industries to the economy as well as the health and nutrition of the population.
The Great AGventure is an educational exploration where more than 1,200 fourth grade children from throughout San Luis Obispo County have an opportunity to learn about the industry that produces our food, fiber and flowers. Read more...
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The San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau houses the Agriculture Education Committee office and offers some volunteer staff support. Programs and events are sponsored through donations by local agricultural associations, community service organizations and individuals... [More]
For more information, contact Ag Ed Committee Coordinator Lorraine Clark at (805) 543-7356 or firstname.lastname@example.org