Date: Sep 02, 2014
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September 2014 -- WG Annual Meeting to be Held in Vegas

On September 27, join Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture(SEE AG), and participate in the second annual Ventura County Farm Day.  This free multi-location event is a celebration of local agriculture, and encourages the Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara communities to connect, learn, and visit the growers in their own backyard.

For Farm Day 2014, more than 20 Ventura County farmers and suppliers will host open house tours of their properties.  Each location will have its own fun activities for all ages,  including: guided tours, farmer meet-and-greets, question and answer sessions, taste-testing, produce picking, and more!  This is a free fun day for the entire family!

After visiting the lineup of farms, the Farm Day festivities will continue through the evening at McGrath Family Farm in Camarillo with the Ventura County Farm Day BBQ.  The barbecue is a zero-waste celebration co-hosted by SEE AG and the Ventura County Young Farmers and Ranchers. Local farm-to-table chef Tim Kilcoyne will be grilling up a storm, and Milk and Honey Farm will supply the delectable desserts.  Again, this is an event for the entire family; and will feature live music and dancing, a photo booth, and fun games to keep the kids entertained.

Contact info@venturacountyfarmday.com for more information, or visit the Farm Day website at www.venturacountyfarmday.com. For tickets to the Farm Day BBQ, visit https://venturacountyfarmdaybbq.eventbrite.com.

SEE AG intends to continue to grow Farm Day, so that it one day becomes an annual tradition celebrated by families throughout Ventura County, California, and eventually, the entire United States.

Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEE AG) was founded in 2008 by Mary Maranville.  The mission of this local non-profit organization is to foster a better understanding of the food system.  Even with Ventura County’s rich agricultural heritage, children fail to make the connection between the acres of farmland around them and the food on their table.  SEE AG’s education program increases the understanding of the origin of food, teaches children why they need to care about agriculture, and inspires the next generation to become future ambassadors to agriculture.  For more information on SEE AG, visit www.seeag.org

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