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Egg Hunt for Preservation
The Lundberg rice farm in Northern California doesn’t wait for Easter in order to invite a class of fifth graders over for an egg hunt. Instead of candy filled or painted eggs, these students are hunting for duck eggs in a program to rescue the eggs from being destroyed as farm workers put in a new crop of rice.

This annual event gives students the opportunity to see how wildlife and agriculture can interact and co-exist. In addition, it gives the youngsters a chance to become involved in their agricultural community and see how their efforts can have a beneficial effect on the environment. It’s a story that has the eggs being hatched and the young ducklings returning to the wild to become an important part of the wildlife of the region.

 

Links
Lundberg Family Farms
California Farm Bureau Federation
California Department of Food and Agriculture


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