Why Farm Camp?
The mission of Farm Camp is to share the agricultural story and increase agricultural literacy of K-12 students and educators through on-site agricultural experiences. The role of Farm Camp is to serve as a connector of the classroom to an on-site experience. We believe increased agricultural literacy occurs through field experiences that allow students to personally interact with agriculture and meet the many faces behind the production of their food, fuel and energy.
Through a digital presence, Farm Camp aspires to build awareness of the industry and the multitude of career opportunities available for our future workforce. We will curate a larger, more impactful voice for agriculture by sharing Farm Camp experiences.
AG HOSTS RESOURCES
We believe a successful tour comes together through preparation. We provide everything from how to get started, tips to help Ag Hosts plan an engaging tour, and video resources from seasoned educators with how to deliver content to varying age levels.
In addition, Farm Camp also provides Ag Hosts with a checklist that helps them successfully coordinate their Farm Camp experience. Following your tour, Farm Camp provides a social media platform and a press release outline to help the Ag Host share their story and the success of the event locally and online.
We believe learning starts in the classroom prior to the Farm Camp experience. We will provide high-quality, standards-based lessons to Educators to begin the conversation about agriculture and educate their students on a specific agricultural topic leading up to their Farm Camp visit.
In addition to lessons, Farm Camp also provides Educators and Ag Hosts a checklist that helps them successfully coordinate their Farm Camp tour. Following the Farm Camp experience, Educators will have access to student evaluations to check for understanding. Following your tour, Farm Camp provides a social media platform and a press release outline to share your classroom's experience locally and online.
FIELD DAY COODINATOR
As a coordinator, you're assisting in an experience that will further student education and share the agricultural story of our local producers. You are the linchpin. The person that serves as the primary point of contact and coordinator for the event. Farm Camp assists you in providing checklists, invitations, agenda templates and more to help make your Field Day a success. We have a library of resources to provide your Educators and Ag Hosts as well. We want your event to run smoothly and we've given you the assets to do just that.
The Farm Camp Program Director is here to assist you in getting started, connect you to Educators and Ag Hosts, and help you stay on track. This person will be your main point of contact if you have questions about anything Farm Camp! The Program Director is happy to help brainstorm ideas, answer questions and help get you connected to educators and producers in your area.
Please reach out if you have an opportunity you'd like to discuss. We're always excited to help put your ideas into action!