Friday, June 24, 2011

Fair Time is Fun Time!

        AGademics has been super excited to start our run at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, California! The fair is about three weeks long, starting June 22 to July 10th! We currently have two tents set up in the livestock area, the AGademics tent in the Barnyard as well as our Barn Tours tent located by the small animals barn!
        This year we are happy to welcome two new Barn Tour guides/AGademics employees - Christina Cefalu and Megan McNulty! Christina is currently attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo studying Agriculture Education and Megan is attending University of Idaho studying Animal Science. We also have two returning Barn Tour guides- Chase DeCoite attending UC Davis and Frances Negranza studying at Modesto Junior College!
        Cooperatively our employees run both activity tents throughout the day. At the Barnyard we have activities including coloring pages, a scavenger hunt, the question of the day, aggie post cards and the occasional guest speaker Jessica Sweet the new National Beef Ambassador from Livermore, California.
        At our Barn Tours tent our guides leave at the top of every hour to give FREE barn tours to the public - Taking tours through the small animal barn, the large animal barn and the barnyard. Our goal is to educate the public about animal agriculture through fun facts about each species and bridging the gap between agricultural producers and consumers. Also at our Barn Tours Tent we engage the public in fun activities such as Plinko and Corn Hole. Participants answer questions and have the opportunity to win fun prizes!  All of our employees are passionate about agriculture awareness and representing AGademics at the Alameda County Fair!

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