More than 400 students rotated through stations meeting cows, goats, lamb, chickens, bees, worms and more at the fifth annual Ag Day for Students. Ag Day is an ag education event sponsored by Placer Resource Conservation District, Placer County Farm Bureau, Echo Valley Ranch Inc. and the Gold Country Fair Heritage Foundation.
“Because of the sponsors and presenters, we’ve been doing this for five years. We have impacted 2,000 students,” Connie Watson, Echo Valley Ranch Inc. manager said. “That’s 400 new students every year. That’s a big deal.”
Children met mother and baby animals, learned about how worms make compost, about farmers’ market produce, bee hives, plants, bugs and more at this hands on event at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. Also in attendance were Kohite and Mommy, the donkeys that are the Ag Day mascots.