Farm Bureau

FARMS Leadership | Tehama & North State | Feb. 3, 2021

Field Day Host(s) and Mentors
Kari Dodd, Tehama County Farm Bureau Manager

Hands-On Kit Components Farm Bureau SWAG, Almonds

Theme
Leadership Personality Assessment

Summary of the Day  Have you ever wondered what Farm Bureau actually does? If so, join us on this field day where Kari Dodd, Tehama County Farm Bureau Manager, talks to the students about the important role Farm Bureau plays for farmers across our nation. She also had each student take the BOLD Personality Assessment prior to the actual field day and we plotted and discussed each students results as well as our results as a group. It was no surprise that most of the students had strong leadership personalities! Kari also takes the time to express the importance of continuing to stay involved even during the crazy times we are in. It was a fun day that was well received by all! Thank you Kari Dodd and Tehama County Farm Bureau!

Olive Oil: A Tasting Journey

FARMS Leadership | Tehama & North State | Jan. 26, 2021

Field Day Host(s) and Mentors
Logan Jennings, Director of Operations Mary Mori, Director of Technical Services Celina Layton, Assistant Human Resource Manager

Hands-On Kit Components California Olive Ranch Mild Olive Oil, California Olive Ranch Medium Olive Oil, Rancid Olive Oil, Jelly Bean, A Tasting Guide for Olive Oil

Theme
Sustainable Farming

Summary of the Day  Who knew that the largest olive oil producer was nestled in Glenn County? California Olive Ranch is one of our key partners who produces the vast majority of olive oil in CA. Each year they host our FARMS Leadership students and showcase the many career opportunities they offer. This field day, while being virtual, was no different! Students were able to go on a LIVE tour of their facility hosted by Logan Jennings the Director of Operations, as well as learn the many different jobs that people hold at California Olive Ranch. Mary Mori, Director of Technical Services, then took over and walked to students through an official Olive Oil Tasting using the generous kit they provided to each student. It was so fun to see the expressions on students faces while tasting the various oils. If you would like to learn more and watch the field day unfold click HERE!

Peterson Sisters Pumpkins

FARMS Leadership | Tehama & North State | Oct. 28. 2020

Field Day Host(s) and Mentors
Mary Pat Peterson, Pumpkin Patch Owner, FARMS Alumni

Hands-On Kit Components

Pumpkins, Carving tools, Cookie Sheet, Pumpkin Seed nutrition facts and Seed Roasting instructions, Snack mix w/pumpkin seeds included.

Theme
Entrepreneur agriculture business

Summary of the Day  Mary Pat Peterson, owner and FARMS Alumni, took students on a fun virtual tour of her pumpkin patch! She discussed the different varieties of pumpkins they grow as well as what all goes into the planning, planting, growing, and harvesting of pumpkins. Mary Pat and her sister began this pumpkin patch as an opportunity to bring local pumpkins to their local schools and community. It has grown into a family friendly place for locals to enjoy spending the day outdoors playing fun games, going for a hay ride, and picking out that perfect pumpkin to carve into a “Jack O Lantern”. All Tehama and North State Region FARMS Students received a fun kit that provided the tools needed for students to clean out their pumpkins and roast their pumpkin seeds as well as carve their own Jack O Lanterns! Thank you Peterson Sisters Pumpkin Patch!!