FARMS Leadership | Central Valley | February 15, 2022
Location of Field Day:
Citri Care – 43294 Road 120, Orosi CA 93647
Sunnyside High School, McLane High School, Kerman High School , Firebaugh High School, and Patino High School
Field Day Hosts and Mentors:
Katy Miller – Office Manager
Theme: Leadership-Hard and Soft Skills, Food Production and Consumer Science
Summary of the Day: On Tuesday, February 15th, students from the Central Valley Central FARMS Leadership Program received a tour of family-owned and operated agricultural business, Citri-Care.
FARMS leadership students began the day developing their community and leadership skills through a team-building activity and a soft skills vs. hard skills activity. This gave students experience on effectively managing a project and learning how people can bring different skills to a group.
Katy Miller, the Office Manager, spoke to the students about her background in agriculture, the varieties grown and sold at Citri-Care, and offered advice to the students. She highlighted how temperature, light, water, air, and nutrients affect citrus plants’ growth.
Katy then gave students a farm tour of the citrus and exotic citrus varieties grown at Citri-Care. Students were able to analyze and taste different citrus varieties such as Mandarinquats, Limequats, Calamondins, Blood Oranges, Pink Lemons, Minneola Tangelos, Lemonade Lemons, and more! They also got to see Buddha’s Hand citron and Australian Finger Limes grown on trees.
At the end of their farm tour, Katy allowed the students to pick and take home their favorite varieties to share with their friends and families. The day closed with a delicious lunch provided by Citri-Care staff and more citrus tasting! FARMS Leadership wants to thank Katie again for the educational and hands-on tour. Be sure to visit The Big Orange https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Big-Orange/118342878239222.