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Silvia K. Bishop, CEO
909-274-2433
Email:    Daa48th@aol.com
Website: www.agfair.org

 

For Immediate Release

SCHOOLS’ AGRICULTURE AND NUTRITION PROGRAM/FAIR

 

Walnut, Ca. – Thousands of student exhibits from more than 80 elementary, middle and high schools in the Los Angeles County and local areas will compete for approximately $17,000 in premiums and ribbons at the annual Schools’ Agriculture and Nutrition Fair sponsored by the 48th District Agricultural Association.  This year’s theme, Lettuce Eat Healthy, exemplifies the mission of the program.
 Admission to the Fair is free and class field trips can be arranged with reservations by calling 909-274-2433.
 The five day event at Fairplex in Pomona, May 14 – 18 will include agricultural and nutritional themed exhibits.  The High School Fine Arts exhibit includes paintings, photography, ceramics, wood, metal jewelry and other crafts.  25 teachers annually compete for premium awards with their presentations of Educational Ag or Nutritional themed 10 x10 booths.  50 School Gardens are prejudged.  These gardens are represented at the fair with beautiful posters celebrating their gardens. Sawhorse entries are turned into amazing Fair themed structures or farm animals.
 Ag Day LA, May 16, will be held in the Big Red Barn for 3rd & 4th Graders. Pre-registration is required at www.agdayla.com. Learn about water, plants, bees/insects, fiber/cotton, food and dairy, and view a sheep shearing demonstration.
 Bring your canned goods and non-perishable food items to the Fair to be donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, “Fighting Hunger. Giving Hope.”
 Other scheduled attractions include California Mobile Dairy Classroom, Discovering Science, All About Animals, a student friendly Farmers Market, Insect Display by Dept. of Agricultural Commissioners/Weights and Measures, L.A. County.
 Saturday May 18th, the last day of the fair, is celebrated beginning at 10:30am with the Annual Spelling Bee open to 1st – 6th grades. Beginning at 3pm is the Teacher Classroom and There is a School in Every Garden Awards Ceremony.
 For more information, visit the 48th District website at www.agfair.org.

FACT SHEET

Date: May 14 – 18, 2013
Location: Building 10, Fairplex in Pomona
Hours:  9 am – 3 pm Tues-Fri; 10 am – 5 pm Saturday
Free Admission, Free Parking – Enter through Gate 1
Theme:  Lettuce Eat Healthy
Events: California Mobile Dairy Classroom, Tues-Fri 9 am- noon
 All About Animals Petting Zoo, Tues-Fri
 Beyda for Books, Tues – Fri
 AgDay LA in Big Red Barn  www.agdayla.com (3rd & 4th grade), Thurs
 Discovering Science, interactive science exhibit and show, Tues-Sat
 Agricultural Detector Dog Team, Los Angeles County Department of Agricultural
   Commissioner/Weights & Measures, Thurs
 Insect Display from the Los Angeles County Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights &
   Measures, Tues-Sat
 Face Painting, Tues-Sat
 San Dimas Farmers Market, Tues-Sat
 Spelling Bee – 1st – 6th grades, Sat (pre-register)
 Annual Teacher Recognition and Award of Premiums to Teachers/Students, Sat 3 pm
Demonstrations:
 Countywide Smart Gardening, Curtis B. Thomsen presenter – composting, Thurs-Fri
 Square Foot Gardening – Joann Carey, consultant, Sat

For additional information contact Silvia Bishop, CEO at 909-274-2433 or email to daa48th@aol.com , visit website at www.agfair.org . Facebook www.facebook.com/48thDAA