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World Ag Expo School Tour

The International Agri-Center began offering World Ag Expo school tours in 2015 to students in 9th through 12th grades during the 2015 World Ag Expo.

Attendees from all over the world come to World Ag Expo, a production of International Agri-Center (IAC), to see the newest pieces of equipment and the latest innovations for their agricultural operations. Some of these attendees are students, and many local schools pre-schedule a day off so students may attend World Ag Expo to learn more about the area's ag industry.

"To better serve our students in ag education, we developed a guided tour, so students would be learning while still enjoying World Ag Expo. We are particularly focused on highlighting the many different careers in agriculture," says Kerissa Chapman, Ag Education Manager. "The Central Valley is an incredibly diverse agricultural area. Educating students about that is a top priority for us." The tours are geared toward students who may be determining what they'd like to do in the future. Chapman noted, "Even if students don't ultimately go into agriculture, they are actively learning where their food and clothes come from."

During the tours students are taken around to multiple exhibitors and different display areas. The tours are specifically for high-school students. Students are encouraged to wear their FFA uniform, or an FFA shirt that represents their chapter or any agricultural organization or school they are a part of.

Click here to watch ABC 30's feature of the 2015 World Ag Expo School Tours

Last Updated Friday, February 23, 2018 - 03:58 AM.