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Farm Day Exhibitor Registration Form

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Nevada County Ag in the Classroom's 

5th Annual Farm Day!

 

I’m excited to announce that on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Nevada County Ag in the Classroom will host their 5th Annual Farm Day at the Nevada County Fairgrounds!  This event is open to all 2nd & 3rd graders in Nevada County.

As most of you know, Farm Day isn’t just about animals, fruits, & vegetables.  It’s about how important water is to all facets of agriculture.  How trees become lumber and paper products, spinning fibers from animal’s wool makes clothes, and how bats help farmers with their crops.  It’s about the importance of insects and pollination, saving seeds, worms and soil and so much more! 

And this is where you come in!  I kindly invite you to join us as an educator/exhibitor at our 5th Annual Farm Day.  We realize your time is valuable, but we hope you’re able to make time to share your unique perspective on agriculture with our children at Farm Day.  The Farm Day experience gives children the opportunity to become familiar with nearly all facets of agriculture, and makes that all important, personal connection with farming that has been lost through the years.  It also gives you a chance to convey your love of agriculture to enthusiastic and interested children!

A few things we’re going to do a little differently this year:
  • Teachers will receive a list of rules beforehand and those rules will be reiterated when they arrive and during the opening ceremony (no more feeding twigs and pinecones to the goats!)

  • You have a basic schedule for the day before, as well as the day of the event, along with a map.  Your location may not be where it has been previously, so please go over the map carefully (dogs and mules don’t make the best neighbors)

  • FFA students are available to help you at your station.  Please let me know if and how many students you might require (either to help with the demonstration or to run errands, etc.)

  • You will receive a copy of your rotation schedule via e-mail with the school name, teacher name, grade, and number of students per rotation by Friday, September 13th

  • A hard copy of your schedule will be provided on the day of the event at Check-in Station #1 along with name tags for you and your crew

  • We are offering Exhibitor t-shirts for you and your crew for $10 each.  They will all have the same back, but your logo will be printed on the front (see attached examples).  This part is still evolving.  Contact me for customization of your front.
And finally - a few things to remember:
  • Coffee and donuts will be offered the morning of the event (with a very special thanks to the Higgins Diggins Lions Club!) but otherwise food is not available.

  • Remember to bring your lunch and something to drink.

  • Water fountains will be open and available at all times.

  • We don’t have tables or chairs to lend.  Please bring your own and consider bringing an E-Z-up for your comfort.

  • Booths should be “kid-friendly and educational".  As you plan your exhibit, be mindful that you are educating children in 2nd and 3rd grades.  Children learn best through interactive, hands-on exhibits, and demonstrations.

I think that about covers it for now.  If you have any questions please contact Anne Solik (530) 798-5529 / anne.solik@ncrcd.org or Sabrina Nicholson (530) 798-5530 / sabrina.nicholson@ncrcd.org.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.  We hope to hear from you soon!