Nearly 4,000 third graders from Manteca, Ripon, Escalon and Tracy will descend on the Manteca Unfired School District Farm on Louise Avenue this Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of the AgVenture project.
Students will have the opportunity to tour the school farm and experience agriculture through the presentation of plants, animals, and farm machinery. They also will learn about food ground right in their hometowns.
AgVenture is designed to increase awareness of the importance of agriculture as well as help students make healthy eating choices. It also forms a connection between the food on their plates and crops grown in the county and how they impact their daily lives.
AgVenture is a joint venture of Manteca Unified, San Joaquin County Ag Commissioner’s Office, California Women for Agriculture, and San Joaquin County Office of Education, Food 4 Less and Rancho San Miguel Markets.