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 it’s run sponsors will:
Increase understanding of the agriculture industry.
Increase the awareness of the scientific, economic and mechanical resources needed to produce a safe, reliable, and affordable food source.
Promote healthy lifestyles.
Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live and living to Serve.” One powerful sentence that culminates FFA, the premier national youth leadership organization. Exeter FFA is over 450 members strong. The Agriculture program aims to prepare students with technical skills in the agriculture industry, as well as build their leadership experiences. Graduates from the Agriculture program go on to pursue careers inside and outside the agriculture industry, attend trade schools, Universities and colleges. 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.
Event details and schedule
Friday, May 13th: Packet Pick Up 3:30-6:30pm
Saturday, May 14th
7am Registration at the Exeter High School Football Stadium.
8am Race Start
Pancake breakfast and agriculture festival to follow.
Arrival & Parking
Enter the football stadium from the North entrance (Rocky Hill Drive). Parking available in the high school parking lots and local neighborhoods.
The course begins at the Exeter High School football stadium and passes by local citurs packing houses. It then heads toward the Exeter High School Farm and passes through the heart of the 20 acre farms citrus, livestock units and by it's classrooms. Runners will then head back to the track to finish the race.
Waivers and ID
Online registration includes the waiver. If registration isn’t completed online then a paper copy will be required. Please bring your ID at the time of check in.
What to Bring
Your family! We hope to not only provide a fun opportunity for a run, but we also are going to have several other activities including a pancake breakfast, carnival and agriculture showcase. Continue to check our website for updates on activities.