- Author: Laura J. Van der Staay
The Kings County Farm Day was held at the Kings Fairgrounds in Hanford on March 1, 2016. This collaborative effort of the Kings County Farm Bureau, the Kings County Office of Education, and the Kings Fair provides a venue to increase the awareness of third grade students about how our lives depend upon Agriculture. Students were exposed to Agricultural equipment, animals, and practices. Presentations and workshops were provided by older students in 4-H and FFA along with many other volunteers. Everyone helped make the event that served 2335 third graders and 105 teachers from 35 schools a great success.
Kearney helped by providing a lettuce planting workshop. Kennedy Baker, a Kings county 4-H All Star, who is a junior at Lemoore High School, joined over twenty other volunteers to help students learn what it takes to be a healthy plant and a healthy person, as well as plant 2 leaf lettuce seedlings to take home, grow, and enjoy eating.