FARMS Leadership – Central Valley – March 31, 2021
The Kings River Conservancy was able to host us virtually this year to learn about the river. In addition to learning how to care for our fresh water system, students were able to hear from multiple other individuals that all contributed to our natural water resources. Park Ranger, Chelsea Jones, provided some great information and photos about position and role with the river. Watermaster, Mathew Meadows, shared a great presentation about where our water comes from and when we get our water distributions.
FARMS Leadership – Central Valley – April 19, 2021 Location: Fresno State, Fresno, CA
A group of Fresno State business students were able to give the FARMS students a virtual presentation about citrus with a main focus on juicing oranges. Students were able to learn about how citrus is grown in Fresno, popular varieties, harvest times, and most fun the juicing process. At the tour it was an industrial sized juicer in use but the students were able to juice 5 oranges with their at home kits and could compare their fresh juice to the sample of bottled juice in their kit. The virtual tour ended with some questions and answers that the FARMS students could ask the Fresno students not only about citrus but also about college life at Fresno State.
FARMS Leadership – Central Valley – February 24, 2021
Location: Top of the Morn Farms, Tulare, CA
Top of the Morn Farms in Tulare, CA hosted a great field day for our FARMS students, virtually of course! Students were able to hear from owner, Ron Locke, and they took away some great information about owning and running a dairy in California. The video tour took students through the calf pens, free stalls for the dairy cattle, milking parlor, and creamery. Even though they could not be there in person, Top of the Morn sent home individual milks for the students to enjoy and they were amazing! If you have not had their milk go out and find yourself some when you are in Tulare County. This family owned dairy farm is run with pride, honesty, and care for the cows and the people in their community. FARMS Leadership is so thankful for their time and generosity and we hope to go back in person next year.