WHAT IS AN
An Ag Host is a producer or agribusiness who hosts K-12 students on-site or virtually. They increase students' knowledge about an industry and its careers, help peak students' interests and provide a meaningful connection to agriculture.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Open communication with an Educator to provide a meaningful experience for their students
- Sharing engaging stories and activities about agriculture with students
- Ensuring a safe environment for students at the farm/agribusiness
HOW DOES FARM CAMP
Farm Camp works with Educators and Ag Hosts (agricultural producers) to create a dynamic hands-on experience for students.
Think of Farm Camp as your partner to help you share your mission with students and Educators across the state of Minnesota.
We believe a successful tour comes together through preparation. Farm Camp takes the stress out of planning an agricultural tour by:
- supplying a checklist to help successfully coordinate the Farm Camp experience
- assisting with the scheduling and content of the tour
- providing print and video resources from seasoned educators with how to deliver content to varying age levels and subject areas
- sharing strategies to best engage students and practicing with the Ag Hosts to deliver an interactive, meaningful tour
- keeping clear, consistent communication between the Ag Host and Educator
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.
Farm Camp aspires to have a digital presence to build awareness of the industry and the multitude of career opportunities available for our future workforce. Through sharing each individual Farm Camp experience, we will curate a larger, more impactful voice for agriculture.
Types of Farm Camps
What to Know What Farm Camp Options Are Available for You?
There are four unique options when hosting a Farm Camp experience. Click learn more below to check out the differences between virtual and in-person opportunities for your Farm Camp.
Access unit plans for your educator, checklists and resources to run your event, tips and much more when you register your Farm Camp!
FIND A CLASSROOM CONNECTION
Let our Farm Camp Program Director find a connection for you to host or attend a Farm Camp!