(Bel Air, MD – March 12, 2009) – – The week of March 15 through the 21 is National Ag Week, and Harford County farmers will again mark the occasion by visiting elementary schools to share their experiences and to educate students about agriculture.
This year, members of Harford’s agricultural community will be visiting a total of 16 schools and speaking to over 3,000 students. The visits are coordinated by the Harford County Farm Bureau, in cooperation with the Harford County Division of Agriculture and the Board of Education.
Schools located in all parts of the county will be visited, and the participating farmers represent many different types of farms including dairy, produce, livestock, and nursery.
“Our farmers really enjoy this opportunity to go out and talk with the next generation about the importance of agriculture,” said Sam Fielder, III, President of the Harford County Farm Bureau. “We are passionate about our work, and the kids really enjoy learning about farming.”
“It’s important that children understand where their food comes from, and these visits let the students attach a human face to their perception of farming,” added Harford County Executive David R. Craig. “We thank the Board of Education, the Farm Bureau, and the farmers as well for their help in setting up these visits again this year.”
For more information about agriculture in Harford County, log on to www.harfordfarms.com.