“‘The environmental and agricultural literacy of the incoming students really ranges,’ says Christine Kuehn, the SRCD education and communications specialist who orchestrates the activities of the FARMS participants. ‘A lot of our students are from urban and suburban high schools, and they really haven’t had experience with 4-H or FFA [Future Farmers of America]. We are inviting them to engage with agriculture and food systems, to not only understand where their hamburger or the apple in the grocery store comes from, but also to look at the career possibilities in these fields.'”

In the winter edition of Edible Magazine Marin and Wine Country, you will find a featured story about the Sonoma FARMS Leadership program as we launch into our 20th anniversary. Thank you to the Center for Land-Based Learning for your continued partnership and to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation District for supporting this valuable program locally. Special thanks to the staff at Edible for featuring these inspiring stories! Read the full story here.