2011 California Agriculture in the Classroom Conference

General Information


Sept. 24, 2011, AGRIscapes, Pomona

This one-day conference will provide resources and strategies for educators, education volunteers, and school administrators to integrate agriculture into K-12 curriculums. Focusing on garden-based education and nutrition, the conference will include a site tour of Cal Poly, Pomona's AGRIscapes, dynamic guest speakers and a valuable farmer panel session featuring Southern California farmers and ranchers. Rotational hands-on activities at various "make 'n' take" tables, innovative workshops and one-of-a-kind networking opportunities will provide an exciting framework for the promotion of agriculture in any teaching subject.

Oct. 19, 2011, Cow Palace, Daly City

As a prelude to the highly-anticipated San Francisco Farm Day, educators and volunteers are invited to join us for a truly unique conference experience at the historic Cow Palace. With a rich legacy of livestock exposition, this landmark remains one of the last remnants of agriculture in the city. Participants will enjoy a rare glimpse into the world of livestock and rodeo, and a chance to interact with a variety of farm animals. Nutrition and school gardens will also be themes of the day's sessions, workshops and activities, and a panel discussion with Northern California farmers will represent much of our state's great diversity.

Read the "House that Ag Built" blog to see one participant's experience at this event.