Fillmore’s AG Day is a unique occurence in the Lompoc Unified School District. Every spring for many years now representatives from all parts of the agricultural community in and around Lompoc have donated their time to participate in this event of agricultural awareness and education.
In amazing scheduling feat, all 26 classes rotated through eight different presentations and/or activities (approximately 8 for every 2 grades, so there were actually more than 30 going on all over campus!). Presenters included the Lompoc FFA, Cattlewomen, docents from La Purisima Mission, an Agricultural Biologist from the Agricultural Commisioner’s Office who talked about insects, a teacher and her family who brought their personal horses, a petting zoo with chickens, goats and other farm animals, a farmer who brought tractors, an acorn planting table, and many, many more.
As the new GEM at Fillmore I got to participate as a presenter this year. I used my 8 time-slots with second and third graders to talk about the basic needs of living things and how we can make sure our newly refurbished garden plants will receive those things. I felt privileged to be involved in this community event focused on teaching our children about, and paying homage to, this very important part of our lives in the Lompoc Valley.
Fillmore has a great thing going with AG Day!