Press Release: Fifth Annual Ventura County Farm Day Seeks Sponsors, Mascot - Ventura County Agricultural Education

Ventura, Calif.—(March 27, 2017)–The 5th Annual Ventura Farm Day, set for Saturday, November 4, is seeking sponsors. During Farm Day, more than 20 Ventura County farms open their doors and invite the public to learn how their food is grown.

“We are looking for sponsors who want to be part of this free, fun and informative event that connects the community with local farms,” says Mary Maranville, founder and executive director of Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG), the nonprofit that organizes Farm Day each year. “Farm Day is an excellent demonstration of the successful partnership between farms, community leaders and businesses to further agricultural awareness.”

The night before Farm Day, on Friday, November 3, the 2nd Annual Ventura County Farm Day Film Festival will be held. The time and venue will be announced soon.

New this year is a Farm Day kickoff breakfast at The Collection in Oxnard. The Collection and Whole Foods are sponsors. “It’s a great way to start Farm Day,” says Maranville. “The breakfast will include many of the produce grown right here in Ventura County.”

Finally, to cap off Farm Day, a barbeque will take place in the evening that features live entertainment, games for the kids and locally-sourced food and beverages.

Ventura County Farm Day is also looking for an animal to be its official mascot. “It could be a miniature pony, calf, piglet—an animal that loves being with children and who can attend Farm Day kid events,” explains Maranville.

For more information about Ventura County Farm Day sponsorship opportunities, visit www.VenturaCountyFarmDay.com or call 805-901-0213. For mascot inquiries, call or contact Mary Maranville, mary@seeag.org.
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About SEEAG

Founded in 2008, Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG) aims to help young students understand the origins of their food by bridging the gap between agriculture and consumption through its agricultural education programming. SEEAG’s “The Farm Lab: The Journey of Our Food From Field to Fork” program based in Ventura County teaches school children about the origins of their food and the importance of local farmland by providing schools with classroom agricultural education and free field trips to farms. Through this program, over 15,000 elementary school students in Southern California have increased their understanding of the food journey. For more information, visit www.seeag.org or email Mary Maranville at mary@seeag.org.

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