WHAT IS AN
An Ag Host is a producer or agribusiness who hosts students in grades 5-12 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 the Farm Camp Program Director to provide a meaningful experience for the students attending
- Sharing engaging stories and activities about agriculture with students
- Ensuring a safe environment for students at the farm/agribusiness
HOW DOES FARM CAMP HELP YOU?
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:
- assisting with the scheduling and content of the tour
- providing a video resource to help you ensure an engaging experience for your audience
- 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.
HOW DO YOU GET CONNECTED?
Click HERE to start a conversation with our Program Director!
She will learn more about your operation and what type of event you'd like to host on your farm.
We then work hard to find an excited educator that wants to tour your farm/agribusiness. We'd love to tell you that 100% of the time when we have an interested AgHost, we can find an interested educator. That is not always the case.
Don't let that deter you! We have a potential AgHost list that we can add you to so that if we can't find an educator right away, we can keep you on the list for when one contacts us!
CUSTOMIZED FARM CAMPS
Each Farm Camp is unique!
The Farm Camp Program Director seeks out how an educator wants to grow their students' understanding of agriculture utilizing a tour of a local farm/agribusiness.
Each experience is then tailored to connect classroom learning to the real world.
Learn more about the different types of Farm Camp experiences that your farm could host!
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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!