FARMS Alumni in the House

FARMS Advanced | Monterey and Santa Cruz | November 9, 2020

Location(s) of Field Day:
Multiple locations

Participating Schools:
Soquel High School
Gonzalez High School

Field Day Hosts and Mentors:
Amanda Lindsey | General Farm Manager at LC Farms of Puerto Rico | FARMS 2018 Graduate
Juan Perez | Founder of First Few Podcast | Junior at Cal Poly |FARMS 2018 Graduate
Jesus Amador | President of Latinx Cultural Association | Junior at Cal Poly | FARMS 2018 Graduate

Theme: FARMS Alumni

Summary of the Day: For this month’s field day we had a chance to spend an hour with three FARMS Advanced Alumni panelists. Current FARMS Students prepared questions for Alumni and helped facilitate the panel discussion. Amanda, Jesus, and Juan shared stories about their journeys from high school up until this point in their careers and education. Alumni gave solid and sound advice to students and they even demonstrated how to do an “elevator speech” or “30-second-me”. It was so much fun to reconnect with Alumni and have them encourage the next generation of FARMS Advanced students.

As the FARMS Leadership Coordinator, I couldn’t be more proud of our Alumni as they work hard in college and in the workforce. I am so thankful for their wisdom, expertise, and time. Keep up the good work!

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.

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!!

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