WHAT IS AGRICULTURE?

What is Agriculture? How Does Farming

Relate to Our Food and Our Lives?

Grade level: 4th-6th

Location: Kenagy Family Farm

Dates: 2 days -  (dates TBD - pending interest)

 

Tour and talk around various facets of farms and farming in the diverse potential of the Willamette Valley. Talk with farmers of different generations about their lives and the big-and-small picture of the food system.

Instructors:

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Alana Kenagy

After 8+ years preparing to be a high school social studies teacher, and working in group facilitation and youth education camps, the pull of the family farm returned Alana to a seasonal relationship with the land, and the work of farming. After many years of helping to run the family business and some side enterprises, Alana shifted to running a web-based business in order to have more time to focus on comprehensive youth education, but continues to work part time on the farm, works with produce redistribution and takes care of garden plots at home.

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Tina Springer

Tina considers herself “just an ordinary person,” though she holds a lot of things together on the farm and in community. She has been helping to manage Kenagy Family Farm, and take care of the humans involved, since the mid 80’s. She’s also a lifelong lover of books and laughter who has worked as an aide at the  elementary level  in the past, is an ambassador for Jackson Street Youth Shelter and runs an annual pumpkin patch.