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Jeffrey Mitchell holds outreach soil health presentations to Tulare County fourth-graders!

In what might be the sixth or seventh year in a row, Jeff Mitchell, Cooperative Extension systems specialist at Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center,UC Davis Plant Science department, and Conservation Agricultural Systems Innovation program participated in the annual AgVentures! educational event for several Tulare County public schools fourth-grader classes on May 11, 2018 at the International Ag Center.  This is an annual event that is put on by the Tulare County School District in conjunction with the Tulare County Cooperative Extension and the International Ag Center and it typically involves several hundred students from the local schools.  It turns out to be the classic ‘field trip' for kids and seems to be something that brings excitement and hopefully good learning to large numbers of students.  A short video of some of the action can be seen at the You Tube site https://youtu.be/R4LDy4Ru9ws

Interactive soil health display materials for Tulare County fourth-graders as part of the 2018 AgVentures! field day.

Posted on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 11:37 AM
  • Author: Jeffrey Mitchell
Tags: outreach (40), soil health (1)

KARE works with 300 Tulare County Fourth Graders at 2017 AgVentures Day!

KARE outreach and education leader, Laura Van Der Staay, along with UCD Cooperative Extension Cropping Systems Specialist, Jeff Mitchell, had their hands full with over 300 enthusiastic Tulare County 4th graders as part of the 2017 half-day AgVentures extravaganza that was held at the International Ag Center on May 12.  This is the third time the two of them have taken part in this activity that is always a big hit with the kids, teachers and parents.  Students learned about soil science and  research that is underway at the KARE Center related to soil function and management and also had a chance to see up close and personal how soils can change if they are managed using conservation agriculture practices.  While the day is always grueling, both Van Der Staay and Mitchell departed after a hearty hamburger lunch that was provided by the event organizers with the satisfaction of having hopefully expanded horizons and inspired a new generation of science-loving students.

KARE’s Laura Van Der Staay working with Tulare County fourth graders who were part of the 2017 AgVentures Day at the International Ag Center in Tulare, CA, May 12, 2017.

Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 1:46 PM
  • Author: Jeffrey Mitchell
Tags: conservation tillage (1), outreach (40), soil (2), students (2)

Teachers go back to School to buff up on Science

Teachers practice one of Project WET's lessons. This kind of hands-on experience makes them more likely to use a lesson in their own classroom.

Last month, teachers and educators from around Northern California came together for a weekend to learn about best practices for science education with a Forestry Institute for Teachers+ (FIT+) workshop. FIT+ is a new professional development program...

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 9:48 AM
Tags: Education (25), FIT+ (1), Outdoor Recreation (4), Outreach (40), Project WET (1), SFREC (24), Teacher training (1), UCANR (22)

Beef and Range Field Day

Congressman Garamendi gives keynote address to high school students

On Wednesday, October 5th, SFREC hosted over 170 high school students enrolled in FFA and 4-H programs across six counties for the 3rd Annual Beef & Range Field Day. Students had the unique opportunity to engage with UC researchers and...

Posted on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 9:53 AM
Tags: Beef Cattle (12), Education (25), Outreach (40), Ranchers (13), Range Management (1), UCANR (22), Workshop (18)

Nevada County Farm Day is a Huge Success

Filling cups with soil to test if soil or sand will clean impurities out of water.

On Thursday, September 22, over 500 elementary students from around Nevada County gathered at the Nevada County Fairgrounds for the 2nd Annual Farm Day, in conjunction with the start of the Draft Horse Classic. Farm Day is hosted by the Nevada County...

Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 10:52 AM
Tags: Education (25), Farm Day (1), Outdoor Recreation (4), Outreach (40), RCD Nevada County (1), SFREC (24), Soil (2), UCANR (22), watersheds (1)

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