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WHAT IS A FARM CAMP

EDUCATOR?

Within Farm Camp, the Educator works to increase ag literacy through implementing standards-based lessons, connecting with an Ag Host for an on-farm experience, and wrapping up with a career lesson.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring students are aware of safety rules
  • Preparing students for what they'll experience on the tour
  • Delivering lesson plans (provided by Farm Camp) to create base-level knowledge of the farm operation
  • Communicating with the Ag Host to ensure a successful event

HOW DOES FARM CAMP

HELP YOU?

Farm Camp works with Educators and agricultural producers to create a dynamic hands-on experience for students. We strive to provide Educators opportunities to connect what their students are learning in the classroom to real-life agricultural situations.

A Farm Camp experience is not just a fun field trip, but instead, an immersive experience for students to see firsthand how topics learned in the classroom are being lived out in agricultural industries every day.

Think of Farm Camp as your partner to help you make this a successful, engaging experience for your students.

Farm Camp provides:

  • a checklist to help successfully coordinate the Farm Camp experience
  • high-quality, standards-based lessons to Educators to engage their students on a specific agricultural topic corresponding to their Farm Camp tour
  • clear, consistent communication between the Educator and Ag Host
  • strategies to get students to interact during the tour to create maximum involvement
  • career connections lessons to continue the conversation about the future of agriculture

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.

Types of Farm Camps

Single Stop Farm Camp

A Single Stop Farm Camp is just how it sounds. One Classroom + One Farm or Agribusiness = A Single Stop Farm Camp.

Farm Camp Field Day

A Farm Camp Field Day requires a coordinator and brings together multiple classrooms and multiple farms or agribusinesses for a day of agricultural experiences.

Farm Camp Field Day - Meet the Pigs

RESOURCES

From start to finish, Farm Camp provides resources to help you create the most successful tour.  We'll provide standard-based lesson plans, tips for success, checklists, a media kit & more!

Farm Camp Field Day - Ag Education

AG HOST CONNECTIONS

Know what type of farm/agribusiness you'd like to connect your students to but don't know a farmer personally? Allow our Program Director to connect you to someone in your local area for your tour! Don't know what you want to do yet? We've got ideas!

Minnesota Farm Camp - Class Farm Tour

DIRECTOR SUPPORT

Our Program Director is your personal support; ready to help you get organized, answer your questions, and assist you in the creation of a successful Farm Camp from start to finish.

EDUCATORS:

GET STARTED

Access unit plans for your educator, checklists and resources to run your event, tips and much more when you register your Farm Camp!

AG HOSTS:

FIND A CLASSROOM CONNECTION

Let our Farm Camp Program Director find a connection for you to host or attend a Farm Camp!

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