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May 20, 2022

South County Farm Day returns to Salinas Valley Fairgrounds

Enrichment program teaches hundreds of local youth about ag industry

SALINAS VALLEY — This year’s South County Farm Day brought about 650 third- and fourth-graders to the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City on Jan. 27.

The South Monterey County students, stemming from Gonzales to King City schools, attended the free educational enrichment program taught by the local agricultural industry.

The annual event, which was canceled last year due to the pandemic, gives an opportunity for youth to become familiar with food production and farming.

The Farm Day events are presented by the nonprofit Monterey County Agricultural Education and managed by Candi DePauw, a member of the Hartnell College Governing Board. She thanked Hartnell employees Richard Chapman, Belen Gonzales, Dina Uribe, Valentine Rodriguez and Mostafa Ghous, as well as students, for their huge contribution to the day’s success.

Ryan Cronk
Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.

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