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Cal Epsilon Participates in Fresno County Farm and Nutrition Day 3/23/12

Cal Epsilon Participates in Fresno County Farm and Nutrition Day 3/23/12

Originally posted by Ben Peterson

Author: Alpha Zeta/Thursday, March 29, 2012/Categories: Chapter Activity Report Blog

The Cal Epsilon Chapter decided to expand its Ag in the Classroom efforts to Farm and Nutrition Day this year. The event was open to third grade students from neighboring schools; over 1000 students came. Approximately 50 short classes put together by local businesses and organizations were set up for the students to experience. These sessions included nutritional demos, live animals, plant based activities, and much more. The goal was to introduce children to the values of good health and nutrition habits, as well as educate them about agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley and California.

Cal Epsilon did their part in promoting agriculture by putting together a booth that explained the raisin making process, from the grape to the raisin. The kids really appreciated the presented information, and many even had a prior knowledge of this showing that the schools are doing a good job incorporating agricultural curriculum into their classes. Although this was the chapter's first time participating in this event, they are excited to do so again next year!

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