Farm MAGic, the state’s 48th District Agricultural Association’s schools’ involvement fair, is coming to Fairplex April 21-25. Students and teachers in pre kindergarten through high school demonstrate what was learned about agriculture through individual and classroom projects completed with assistance from the Agricultural Association.
The association assembles teaching materials and offers a one-stop shopping center for teachers on such subjects as hatching chicks, silkworms or trout, composting or planning and planting a garden, bread-making, hydroponics, quilts, horticulture and more. All materials are free. Classes are required to enter their project in the schools’ involvement fair, held every spring.
At Farm MAGic, all projects from participating schools will be on display, including award winners. Visitors can enjoy hatching chickens, a spelling bee on April 24, a 4-H petting zoo, the California Dairy Mobile Education Unit, a beekeeper’s display and much more.
The program’s goal is to continue agricultural heritage, teaching that food comes from a farm or a garden, plant or animal, and that cotton in clothes grows on a plant and wool in a blanket began with a sheep.
Hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the agricultural fair is free. Donations of canned food will be accepted in support of the Foothill Unity Center food bank. Parking is in the lower administration parking lot on McKinley Avenue.
For information on the association, visit www.agfair.org, www.fairplex.com or call (909) 468-4433.