For the first time ever, guided school tours will be available to high-school students in the 9th-12th grades during the 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 equipment and the latest innovations for 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 agricultural 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,” Chapman said.
The tours are geared toward students looking at future vocations.
“Even if students don't ultimately go into agriculture, they are actively learning where their food and clothes come from,” Chapman said.
Tours will be held Thursday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 10 a.m. – noon. Students will visit many exhibitors and display areas.
Tickets are available at the 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.
To sign-up a school in World Ag Expo's guided tours, contact Chapman at Kerissa@farmshow.org or (559) 688-1030.