Volunteers needed for Farm Day 2019
By Amy D. Fienen
Farm Day, a unique opportunity to teach local children about agriculture, is just around the corner, and volunteers are needed to help make the day a success.
Kings County Farm Bureau, the Kings County Office of Education and the Kings Fair team up annually for Farm Day, an educational enrichment program for all third-graders in the county. This year’s Farm Day will take place on Thursday, March 14 at the Kings Fairgrounds. The event’s success is dependent upon the commitment received from hundreds of volunteers, so please mark your calendar if you are able to join us.
Farm Day brings together 2,300 students and their teachers for the opportunity to learn basic facts about agriculture, become familiar with food and animal production, and have personal contact with farmers and livestock.
Dusty Ference, KCFB’s executive director, said that Farm Day teaches local children valuable lessons about what it means to live in a community that feeds the world.
“Our goal is for every child who attends Farm Day to gain an increased awareness of the positive contributions that agriculture makes not only to our local community and our economy, but to the world,” he said.
More than 200 volunteers are needed in order to make this year’s Farm Day as successful as those held in years past.
“Farm Day would simply not be possible without those willing to give of their time and talents,” Ference said. “We are extremely grateful to the volunteers whose commitment allows this event to come together year after year. Your contribution will guarantee a rewarding and special day for Kings County third-graders.”
Volunteers for the March 14 event should plan to be available between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Lunch will be served for all participants.
If you would like to volunteer for Farm Day, please contact the KCFB office at 584-3557.