Ready for an On-Farm Experience?
If you're ready to connect students to an on-farm experience? Great! At Farm Camp, there are two ways that we can help you do that, Single Stop Farm Camp and Farm Camp Field Day. Learn more below about the differences between these opportunities and then get your Farm Camp rolling by registering!
When you register your Farm Camp, we provide customized, standards-based lesson plans for the Educator to implement in the classroom prior to going out to the farm. These lessons help students prepare for part of what they'll see or experience on the farm. Farm Camp also provides resources such as permission slips, agenda templates, and evaluations. In addition, Ag Hosts receive access to resources that help prepare them for talking with students and support after the Farm Camp to continue to share the agricultural message.
A Single Stop Farm Camp comes in many shapes and sizes but here's an example of what one could look like!
A Farm Camp Field Day is a larger scale on-farm experience involving multiple classrooms and multiple Ag Hosts and possibly even multiple schools!
There are three types of Farm Camp Field Days:
- Single Location Field Day
Ag Hosts meet the students at one location and students rotate around stations to hear from multiple Ag Hosts
- Multiple Location Field Day
Ag Hosts meet the students at one location (AM/PM) and students rotate around stations to hear from multiple Ag Hosts and then students go on a bus tour (AM/PM) to see different types of farms/agribusinesses
- Bus Tour
Students tour multiple farms/agribusiness by traveling by bus to each stop
A Field Day requires a local volunteer coordinator to put the event together. Farm Camp provides dynamite resources for the coordinator to create a successful, engaging event.
Get kids out to the farm!
Agriculture is all around us. It's the food, fiber and fuel that makes the world go round but students don't know where these things come from. This is why it's so important for them to get out to the farm!
Educator Beth Sletta shares why it's important to teach using agriculture as a common language.