CSU, Chico

Third Graders Flock to University Farm for Kids Day

Third Graders Flock to University Farm for Kids Day

On Thursday, Nov.3, approximately 450 third grade students visited the California State University, Chico Farm for the annual Kids Day as part of the Farm City Celebration.

Kids Day is an opportunity for the youth to visit the University Farm and experience agriculture. Various community agriculture organizations and volunteers, including Chico State students, featured educational stations for the students.

Members of the Young Cattlemen’s Association worked with Butte County CattleWomen to explain the tools of the ranching trade such as saddles, ropes, spurs, and branding irons. 

Alpha Tau Alpha and the Crops Science and Horticulture Club teamed up to perform a “pizza skit.” By dressing up as a chef, flour sack, tomato, cow, and a pig, they showed the students where the ingredients for pizza come from on a farm, from wheat flour for the dough to pork for the pepperoni. To wrap up the skit, each student was given a small slice of pizza. Other interactive stations included roping, a water relay, and bees and bugs.

Farm City Celebration was founded in the Chico area in 1979 in an effort to pull together members of the urban and agriculture communities to show the importance of agriculture to the community and region as a whole.

The Farm City Celebration continues throughout the month of November. A Butte County Agriculture Bus Tour is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 9.  For information about Farm City Celebration events, visit www.farmcity.org.