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Farm Day in the City is happening today

Posted: 7:18 AM, Mar 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-27 10:21:14-04

BAKERSFIELD, CA. — The Kern County Farm Bureau is hosting the annual Farm Day in the City for elementary students this week.

During the two-day event, they expect more than 2,000 students to attend the agriculture event.

“It’s neat to see the kids have their first time interaction with farm machinery, animals, or even just learning about the produce that they get to eat every day," said Ariana Joven, Director of the Kern County Farm Bureau.

More than 40 local industry leaders will have indoor and outdoor exhibits for the students.

One exhibitor in particular has been coming to the event for over 20 years.

The Twisselman Ranch family has been bringing ranch education to the event year after year.

“There’s a lot of these kids that have never seen a horse or a cow and they’re so distant from what older generations would’ve been around and they’re gonna see something that they’ve only seen on TV and they can learn that it’s here locally and people are still doing it," said Chisholm Twisselman.

They host a popular cow roping exhibit and bring their horses for the kids to experience.

“It’s been rewarding for us because we never realized how much these school kids and kids that live in the city don’t know about horses and cattle,” said Thomas Twisselman.

Although the event isn't open to the public, schools interested in attending next year can find more information at kerncfb.org.