Can you believe it? 20 years!
Whether listening to a goat’s heartbeat, witnessing milk being processed from a live cow, searching for the queen in a hive while wearing beekeeping gear, tasting and preserving local jam or watching huge forestry equipment load logs: Farm Day brings to life, for thousands of 3rd graders, the extensive contribution agriculture has in our lives, families, communities and economy.
Will you ensure this quality program continues to impact our local students by partnering with us and sponsoring Farm Day’s 20th anniversary? Click here to become a Sponsor.
For the last 20 years, El Dorado County Ag in the Classroom has hosted thousands of our local third graders from Lake Tahoe to El Dorado Hills for a day of hands-on, place-based, agricultural education. In fact, we now hold two annual Farm Days to increase our reach with our county’s youth, spring at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds and fall at Camp Richardson in the Tahoe basin.
In addition to a couple hundred volunteers, we can’t do this program without the generosity of our community’s business and organization sponsors. Click here to become a Sponsor.
Farm Days are fun, hands-on field trips where lessons of agriculture and its role in our everyday lives, our county, and its economy are taught in the context of local farms, ranches, forests, and watersheds. Registration is available to all 3rd grade classes in El Dorado County.
Students and teachers experience the sights, sounds, smells and feels of agriculture at Farm Day. Throughout the day, students and their teachers rotate to 6-8 different learning stations to learn about farms, natural resources, food, nutrition and animals.
Learning Stations are presented by organizations, businesses, and persons who are experts in their field. Some topics include:
- local produce, food preservation
- worm composting, soil
- working animals – horses, goats
- food animals – poultry, cattle, pigs
- animals that provide fiber –
alpaca, llama, sheep
- invasive and beneficial insects
- milk and dairy
- resources from healthy forests
- organic pest management
- watersheds, irrigation
- land stewardship
- …and much more teaching students where their food, fiber, and shelter comes from.
El Dorado County-Placerville Farm Day- May 5, 2020
If you have any questions regarding El Dorado County Farm Day or would like further information, please contact Britney Patterson, Program Coordinator at email@example.com.
3rd Grade Teachers- CLOSED: Please contact Farm Day Coordinator to Register
Volunteers-Registration Opens in January
Tahoe Farm Day
Take the Farm Day Experience over the Summit!
If you have any questions regarding South Lake Tahoe Farm Day, please contact Britney Patterson, Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for Presenters-Registration Opens in June
Information for Lake Tahoe Unified and Zephyr Cove Teachers-Information Coming July 2020
This event is supported in part by donations from local and regional businesses and individuals. As a charitable, non-profit organization, El Dorado County Ag in the Classroom appreciates our sponsors’ generous support that is vital for the continued success of our educational programs.
Thank you to our Sponsor for making Farm Day a huge success every year!
- Sierra Pacific Industries
- El Dorado Water Agency
- Resource Conservation District
- Rainbow Orchards
- El Dorado County Fairgrounds
- Placerville Fruit Growers
- Kiwanis of Lake Tahoe
- El Dorado Waste Management
- Kiwanis of Placerville
- Latrobe Fund
For information on sponsorship opportunities please visit the Sponsors Page