Running toward the future of farming
By Kaylee Rumbaugh
Special to the Sun-Gazette
exeter – Exeter FFA invites you to join the Foothill Farm Run on May 13 at the Exeter High Union School (EUHS) Stadium. The event will include a 5K Walk/Run and a Kid’s 100 yard dash, followed by the Agricultural Festival with interactive booths and activities prepared by Exeter FFA members and agricultural industry representatives.
In the year 2050, the world’s population is expected to reach 9 billion. In order to feed the growing population, farming will have to increase production 100% on diminishing available farm land. By creating awareness, we hope agriculture will remain a top priority in our state and community. Through the Foothill Farm Run, Exeter FFA and its run sponsors hope to increase understanding of the agriculture industry, promote awareness of the scientific, economic and mechanical resources needed to produce a safe, reliable, and affordable food source, and emphasize healthy lifestyles.
The Agriculture program at EUHS aims to prepare students with technical skills in the agriculture industry, as well as build their leadership experiences. Proceeds from this event will be used to fund student scholarships to attend leadership & community service conferences, student led community service projects and other leadership activities.
If you’re interested in promoting the agriculture industry by having a booth at the Agriculture Festival following the race, please contact the Agriculture Department at (559) 592-2449. Runner registration is available at www.active.com.
– Kaylee Rumbaugh is the Community Service Chairperson for Exeter FFA chapter.