Bringing local farmers onto our land for field days with multiple agriculture specialists from the University of Kentucky and other places is one component of our education efforts. As you can see, even our calves are part of the educational experience!
Other field day visitors are the local agriculture students. Not only do we regularly host these students at the farm, we support their efforts by coming into their classroom for specific topics, and make our hay ride wagon available for them to use in the local fall festival parade. Trent, our part-time farm worker, came to the farm for the first time when he was a student involved in the local agriculture and FFA program.
School Field Trips
We are fortunate to have a variety of groups come to the farm to learn about the things that we do. This is a group of students from a local Catholic school who toured the archives and heritage center and got a pretty involved farm tour as well!
When you are doing education on the farm, the classroom takes many different shapes! Sometimes we have to get creative and use one of our wagons as a stage so that everyone can see and hear, particularly when sharing ground rules for the farm!