The 48th District Agricultural Association is a state entity within the Division of Fairs and Expositions, which is part of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
We work with teachers (K-12) throughout the year to make it easier for them to teach agriculture in their classrooms.  Teachers are invited to our offices to learn about the program and how it can benefit them and their students.  Upon request,  we can do in-services at schools or at district meetings.

We offer project kits which stress hands-on activities such as vermiculture,  hatching chicks or trout, gardening and hydroponics.  We maintain a library of reference books, children's books and videos which may be borrowed.  All of our materials are provided free of charge, in exchange for exhibits, which demonstrate what students have learned and are the components of our fair.

Bi-Monthly, we publish a newsletter to advise teachers about upcoming events and to provide information on a variety of agriculture-related topics.

Join us.


2016 Fair: May 17-21
Theme: Let it Grow

48th District Agricultural Association Presentation materials



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A letter from First Lady Michelle Obama
to Silvia Bishop.

Governor Brown Issues Proclamation
Declaring Real CA Milk Month

California Country Magazine with an article about the 48th. With Silvia Bishop and Past CA Secretary of Agriculture A.G. Kawamura.
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150th Anniversary of CA State Parks Book Mark
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2016 Exhibitor Handbook, Entry Forms & Tags
2016 Exhibitor Handbook

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2016 Entry Forms & Tags

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2015 Competitions Closed


Curriculum List



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