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.
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. We hold two annual Farm Days to increase our reach with our county’s youth: spring at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville and fall at Camp Richardson Historic Resort in South Lake Tahoe.
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Teaching a growing generation by providing high quality educational programs to increase awareness of the importance of agriculture in our lives.
WHAT IS FARM DAY?
Farm Day is a fun, hands-on field trip where students and teachers experience the sights, sounds, smells and feels of agriculture and its role in our everyday lives, our county, and its economy. Registration is open to all third grade classes in El Dorado County.
Throughout the day, students and their teachers rotate to 6-8 different learning stations taught in the context of local farms, ranches, forests, and watersheds 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. Examples of topics include:
… and much more teaching students where their food, fiber, and shelter comes from.
WHEN AND WHERE IS FARM DAY?
The Placerville Farm Day is held at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in early May.
The South Lake Tahoe Farm Day is held at Camp Richardson Historic Resort in early September.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN FARM DAY?
Both Farm Days are open to third grade students in El Dorado County at the low cost of $5 per student (no charge for teachers or chaperones). Students are welcome from public, private, parochial, charter, and homeschool programs. Split grade class exceptions are considered on a case by case basis by our coordinator and participation is almost always granted. Advanced registration is required and information on each location can be found below.
Registration Link - Check back in 2023