A gala fundraiser will take place April 6 to help support youth agricultural programs in the region.
The Lambton-Kent Agriculture in the Classroom committee will host its 21st annual ‘A Taste of Lambton-Kent,’ to be held in Willson Hall at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus.
The evening opens with a social beginning at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. It will showcase the finest agricultural products in the region through a six-course meal, the committee stated.
The funds raised at this event help to foster programs designed to increase awareness of agriculture to youth within the educational system.
It is the primary fundraiser for the committee.
“Agriculture in the Classroom educates students about rural life that will help students become better policymakers and make better decision makers on agriculture in the future,” said Judy Krall, committee chair, in a media release.
Current committee projects include Harvest Days, an ag program for Grade 3 students; Spring Days, an ag program for Grade 4 students; and an Adopt A Farmer program using Skype or Face Time as the platform back to a classroom from a farm.
The committee also refurbishes agricultural science activity kits with the assistance of the Lambton-Kent District School Board science education partnership. These kits help teachers to teach students about agriculture.
For more information, contact Krall at 519-882-1055.