Newly hatched chicks, Farm-fresh foods and live demonstrations of everything from corn grinding to rope making greeted students this morning at The Farm at Fairplex, all for National Ag Day!

We started things off with a ribbon cutting ceremony, celebrating the beginning of spring planting on The Farm.

national ag day at fairplexThe Mayor of Pomona helped our team start things off 

Then came the fun part — our field trips. Students took turns at a variety of stations set up around The Farm, learning how to cook and eat the healthy way with Chef Travis from Pappas Artisanal, using vegetables from The Farm.

ag day at fairplexChef Travis from local Pappas Artisanal restaurant teaches students how to cook and eat healthy, using ingredients from The Farm at Fairplex

In another corner the Youth Science Center gave quick hands-on classes on soil and pH balance in plants.

Ag Day at Fairplex

A sunny spot by our lettuce crops turned into a rope making and corn grinding shop as students learned how to do both with the help of our Fairplex Ambassadors and employees.

animals move to  the farm at fairplex

Of course it wouldn’t be a true National Ag Day without a few animals! We introduced rabbits and chicks, who will now call The Farm their home. We also had eggs almost ready to hatch (folks might even get to witness this live at our Grow Pomona event this Saturday!)

Ag Day at Fairplex

In addition to all of these we also had some great exhibits from the FFA, County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Los Angeles County Commissioner Weights & measures, Community Garden Council, Project Learning Tree and other awesome agricultural organizations represented.

Last but not least we served up some ice cream from Dr. Bob’s and called it a day. We can’t wait for the community to participate this Saturday at Grow Pomona! This event is free to the public and we would love it if you joined us! Click here for more info.

Happy National Agriculture Day from all of us at Fairplex!

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