Theme: Grape Expectations
Tuesday, May 13 through Saturday, May 17, 2014
at Fairplex, Pomona, Building 10.
AG Day LA - May 14 and 15 at the Schools' Agriculture and Nutrition Fair, for 3rd and 4th grade students.
Pre-registration is mandatory at www.agdayla.com.
Purpose of the Fair: the fair is an agricultural educational fair featuring thousands of individual and classroom entries from hundreds of schools in the greater Los Angeles basin and surrounding areas. Exhibits/projects include art, photography, beneficial insects and worms, birdhouses, crafts, horticulture, hydroponics, mission models, paintings, posters, quilts, quilt blocks, sawhorses, scarecrows, school garden projects,science projects, terrariums and trout-in-the-classroom projects.
The event attracts students, families, educators, and community members to celebrate the achievements of local students (pre-K through high school) and teachers, and to educate the attendees about the importance of agriculture and nutrition to California.
Schools' Agriculture and Nutrition Program
School Presentations - Help others to learn about our fair. Call our office to schedule a presentation at your school or district office. Spread the word about our program to teachers and administrators.
Join our Foundation and help the Schools' Agriculture and Nutrition Fair - members receive a bi-monthly newsletter, invitation to events and annual meeting. They also have an opportunity to network with others interested in agricultural literacy.
Southern California Agriculture and Nutrition Foundation (SCAN) Tax ID # 95-3723190. See below for "Ways to Support the Schools' Agriculture and Nutrition Program."
Ways to Support the Schools' Agriculture and Nutrition Program:
Join our Foundation and help the Schools' Agriculture and Nutrition Fair - members receive a bi-monthly newsletter, invitation to events and annual meeting. They also have an opportunity to network with others interested in agricultural literacy. Southern California Agriculture and Nutrition Foundation (SCAN) Tax ID # 95-3723190. Call for information about membership 909.274.2433.
Join the Albertsons/Sav-On Drugs Community Partners Program. Eligible purchases on your Preferred Savings Card will result in a cash donation - of up to 4% - to our program. All donations will support student program supplies. Just go to www.albertsons.com, click on "In The Community", then click on Community Partners logo link, then click on "Sign me up". Be sure to provide our ID #: 49001009834.You may also call Albertsons at (877) 932-7948 or call our office. Your participation in this program will be appreciated.
Make a cash or in-kind donation or volunteer your time. Call the office to discuss how you would like to help.
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, closed for lunch 12:00 - 1:00 pm. It's always a good idea to let us know when you plan to visit by calling (909) 274-2433 or email to email@example.com. Please arrive by 4:30 pm.
*Holiday Schedule – Office Closures
Careers in Agriculture web sites:
Kid's Science Page at the National Agricultural Library gives information on carreers in science from agriculture to zoology: www.nalusda.gov/ttic/nalsci/careers.htm
Sources of information for careers in the science of food, agriculture and the enviornment: www.cast-science.org/careers.htm
AgJobsUSA, a nationwide computerized employment system that matches employee interests with agriculutral employers needs: www.agjobsusa.com/
Search for an Ag career: www.ag-biz.com/main.asp
Post your resume, view jobs and access other career resources: www.agricareers.com/
Credits: California Foundation For Agriculture in the Classroom
Nov 1 Imagine this... Story Writing Contest Deadline – For more information, visit www.LearnAboutAg.org/imaginethis.
Nov 1-7 National Fig Week www.californiafigs.com
Nov 1 National Authors Day – There are many authors that write about agriculture. Research one today.
Nov 3 Cliché Day – What agriculture-themed cliché's can you think of?
Nov 3 Sandwich Day – Celebrate the birth of John Montague, Fourth Earl of Sandwich, born in 1718 in London. He is said to have invented the sandwich as a time-saving nourishment while engaged in a 24-hour gambling session in 1762.
Nov 10-16 National Farm-City Week – Rural and urban. So different, yet so dependent upon each other!
Nov 11 Veterans Day
Nov 11-15 National Young Reader's Day – Schools, libraries, families and communities nationwide use this day to celebrate youth reading in a variety of creative and educational ways.
Nov 15 I Love to Write Day – I Love to Write Day encourages people of all ages to explore the art of writing.
Nov 17-23 American Education Week www.nea.org
Nov 17 Homemade Bread Day
Nov 24-30 National Game and Puzzle Week – Try "The Farming Game"—it's fun!
Nov 28 Thanksgiving!!! – Think of the agricultural traditions associate with this holiday.
Nov 29 Maize Day
Nov 29 Native American Heritage Day – Celebrate the achievements and contributions of Native Americans. Explore the many ways they influenced our society.
Dec 1 Imagine this... Story Writing Contest – Announcement of regional winners.
Dec 1 Basketball created, 1891 – James Naismith, a P.E. teacher at the YMCA training school in Springfield, MA, developed an indoor sport that could be played during the winter months. Using peach baskets as hoops and soccer balls to throw, he started a whole new phenomenon. Leather used for today's basketballs comes from agriculture!
Dec. 1-8 Recipe Greetings for the Holidays – Send recipes as greetings this week! This is a great way to share your favorite recipe.
Dec 4 National Grange Founding, 1786 – The National Grange was the first organized agricultural movement in the United States.
Dec 8 Eli Whitney's Birthday – Eli Whitney's creation of cotton gin, which mechanically separates the seed from the lint fiber.
Dec 9 Clarence Birdseye's Birthday, 1886 – American industrialist who developed a way of deep-freezing foods. He was marketing frozen fish by 1925 and was one of the founders of General Foods Corporation.
Dec 12 Poinsettia Day – A day to enjoy poinsettias and to honor Dr. Joel Roberts Poinsett, who introduced the U.S. to the Central American plant named for him. The poinsettia has become a favorite Christmas season plant.
Dec 14 National Day of the Horse – The horse is a living link to the heritage and history of our nation, and represents a common bond among all peoples who led the way in building our country.
Dec 21 First Day of Winter
Dec 27 Louis Pasteur's Birthday, 1822 – Pasteur's principle of sterilization pasteurization changed the dairy industry forever.
Credits: Chase's Calendar of Events 2013
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