48th District Agricultural Association Presentation Materials   Phone: 909-274-2433

 

Who, What and Why

Vision

To be the premiere institution supporting agricultural literacy in the Los Angeles Basin.

 

Mission

To increase the understanding, appreciation and participation of urban teachers and students in agriculture and nutrition through cooperative involvements of the California agricultural industry, educational institutions and community partners.

The 48th DAA is one of 54 CA District Agricultural Associations, under the Division of Fairs and Expositions. Our mandate is to put on a fair, which became increasingly difficult as we lost our fairgrounds and the area became more urbanized.

The 48th DAA has assembled teaching materials, including Common Core lessons, from diverse sources, and purchase or receive donations of books, hydroponics materials, bread kits, incubators and aquariums and chillers. Our resource center provides a one-stop shopping center for teachers - materials for about 60 projects in one place- so they can select a subject that coordinates with what they are required to teach in their grades.

The 48th DAA provides workshops on nutrition, hatching chicks, composting or planning and planting a Square Foot garden. Most projects are adaptable to a variety of grade levels.

Programs and materials are free of charge to teachers, in exchange for an exhibit to be displayed at our annual fair.

This program is important to continue the agricultural heritage of our area and our state and to promote healthy eating. It teaches students that food doesn't come from a grocery store, but from a farm or a garden, a plant or an animal-that the cotton in their T-shirts grew on a plant and the wool in their blanket began with a sheep.

Our vision is to give every student in our district the knowledge of the importance of agriculture and nutrition in all of our lives.

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    AG DAY LA and CWA (CA Women for Agriculture) Certificates of Recognition
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    AG DAY LA Certificates of Recognition
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    48th DAA Open House and Dedication Ceremony on the Mt. San Antonio College campus, March 7, 2003

Thank you - Sponsors

Mt. San Antonio College-The Farm
Weinberg Foundation
CA Farm Water Coalition, Co-sponsor of 2017 Fair Theme

Cal Poly Pomona, College of Agriculture
Dairy Council of CA / Mobile Dairy Classroom
Farmology / Agricultural Awareness and Literacy Foundation (AAL)
Bus Grants provided by CA Milk Advisory Board
Los Angeles County Farm Bureau
Pomona Feed
Kettle Corn Angels

 

What and Why

Schools' Agriculture and Nutrition Program
Silvia Bishop, CEO
DAA48th@aol.com.
909-274-2433
909-274-2439

Fair Info

 

Theme: Food Grows Where Water Flows (Courtesy of CA Farm Water Coalition)

2017 Fair: May 16-20

2017 Fair Information