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World Ag Expo Introduces Guided Educational School Tours for 2015

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tulare, Calif. - This year, for the first time ever, World Ag Expo will offer guided school tours to students in 9th through 12th grades during 2015 World Ag Expo.

Attendees from all over the world come to World Ag Expo, a production of International Agri-Center (IAC), to see the newest pieces of equipment and the latest innovations for their agricultural operations. Some of these attendees are students, and many local schools pre-schedule a day off so students may attend World Ag Expo to learn more about the area's ag industry.

"To better serve our students in ag education, we developed a guided tour, so students would be learning while still enjoying World Ag Expo. We are particularly focused on highlighting the many different careers in agriculture," says Kerissa Chapman, IAC's AgVentures! and Ag Education Coordinator. "The Central Valley is an incredibly diverse agricultural area. Educating students about that is a top priority for us." The tours are geared toward students who may be determining what they'd like to do in the future. Chapman noted, "Even if students don't ultimately go into agriculture, they are actively learning where their food and clothes come from."

During the tours, which run on Thursday, February 12, from 9am-11am and 10am-12pm, students will be taken around to multiple exhibitors and different display areas. The tours are specifically for high-school students, and tickets will be sold at a discounted rate of $5 per student. Students are encouraged to wear their FFA uniform, or an FFA shirt that represents their chapter or any agricultural organization or school they are a part of. Teachers are encouraged to contact Kerissa Chapman to get more information and to sign-up. 

If your school would like to participate in World Ag Expo's guided tours, please contact Kerissa by e-mail Kerissa@farmshow.org or phone 559-688-1030.

Teachers: Fill out our sign-up sheet here.

Last Updated Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 09:03 AM.