Joy was abundant and eyes were wide as both students and presenters alike filled the grounds and classrooms of Cloverland School on Friday, May 6 for the school’s annual Ag Day event.
For many students the event was a first, as the fun Ag Day had not been hosted in the past two years due to the pandemic. Yet the presenters came back in full force this year to not only share with but also educate the Cloverland Cougars in their given area of expertise.
“It was just kind of a celebratory event for all of us to just kind of take a deep breath and say we’re back,” event coordinator Tammie Rhoads shared.
Now in her sixth year of coordinating the event, Rhoads noted being very pleased with the overall turnout for both the students and presenters. And that was apparent as presenters were happy to be out there and students responded favorably.
“The kids just loved it,” she noted of the 35 varying presenters who turned out for the day.
Rhoads also shared the importance of agriculture and all the areas of our lives which it touches. She also made special note of its major influence in California, most specifically the Central Valley.
“They’re going to absolutely, positively be a part of agriculture in some way, if they stay here in the valley,” she said of the young Cougars. “They’re our future and this is one of the ways that we hope to plant some kind of seed for them to look further or a passion that they may get from one of the presenters.”