Did you know, that it takes 3000 cow hides to provide
all the footballs, for one season of the NFL? NO Bull !
Well, if you had been a third grader this week in Butte County,
you would have learned this earth move information and more.
Each year the Butte County Cattlewomen
sponsor the "Create A Cow" contest during Farm City Week,
held at the College of Agriculture in Chico.
Third grade teachers are given lesson plans, (that meet the school
curriculum), about beef by-products. The class designs how they
want their cow to look and what information
go's on it, that they have learned.
It's a lot of fun seeing what the kids have come up with.
"This is one Cool Cow'
The classes can also choose to do a poster.
The cows and the posters are then brought to the
Chico State Farm for Kids Day at the Farm.
The three hundred students and their teachers, participate
at stations learning about our local agriculture.
To learn more about Farm City Week or
for classroom materials go to California Beef Council