Seminar to help educators understand local agriculture began Monday, teachers tour farms

44 Kern County teachers registered

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A program to help educators better understand agriculture and context of their county began this week.

The 2013 Teachers' Ag Seminar was designed to teach the intricacies of agriculture through educational interaction with those who are constantly in the production of food and fiber.

The seminar includes tours of  local production centers, like the Western Stockman's Market, Frito Lay, Grimmway Carrots, and Willets & Newcomb Citrus Nursery.

The highlight of the program is tours with local ranchers and farmers so that teachers get a first-hand experience of agriculture.

The seminar started Monday at the Kern County Ag Pavilion. There were 44 teachers registered from Kern County.

Teachers can take their knowledge to their schools, integrate it into curriculum and give students a better context of the county.

The seminar is sponsored by the Kern County Cattlewomen, Kern County Farm Bureau, Kern County Water Agencies, Farm Credit West, the Lake Foundation and many other local businesses and agencies. 

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