San Joaquin County AgVenture is a county-sponsored agriculture and nutrition education program for the third graders in SJC. AgVenture teaches our youngest consumers about the County’s booming agriculture industry and nutrition education through four strategically located AgVenture field days each school year. South county students attend the Fall event in Manteca, central county students attend the Stockton event in January, northern county students attend Lodi AgVenture in March, and Tracy-area students attend the Tracy event in April.
These field days include experiential agriculture learning opportunities. The program is comprised of two parts: presentations and hands-on displays about agriculture and nutrition education. Annually, approximately 10,000 students and hundreds of chaperones benefit from this free program. It is made possible by the support of the SJC County Board of Supervisors, San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner's' Office, private sponsors, various grants and over 1,000 volunteers who give of their time and resources to educate participants. To see what AgVenture looks like, click here.
We look forward to giving students "An Adventure in Agriculture."
Krista McCoon, Coordinator
The AgVenture committee is comprised of members of local agricultural organizations, county agencies and community service groups who give their time to help lead the organization.
A special thank you to
Kamal Bagri, SJC Agricultural Commissioner;
Joyce Bishop, Cal Fresh Healthy Living UC Cooperative Extension;
Karen Cultrera, SJC California Women for Agriculture;
Cheri Mello, Natural Resources Conservation Service;
Marcy Sousa, SJC Master Gardeners;
Molly Watkins, SJ/Stanislaus Cattlewomen
These folks go above and beyond to help plan, facilitate and improve the AgVenture program.
Our sincerest appreciation to our program partners:
San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner's Office,SJC Board of Supervisors, SJC California Women for Agriculture, SJC Farm Bureau, SJC Master Gardeners, SJC Office of Education, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and University of California Cooperative Extension.
This program would not be possible without the in-kind support of our event location partners. The Manteca Unified School District, SJC County Fairgrounds, the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, SJCOE Durham Ferry Outdoor Education Center.