Farmer Stan Farmer Stan's Agriculture farm tours fall harvest educates students about the many crops grown literally grown in their backyards in Maryland. We discuss corn, soybeans, grain, hay, straw, all the while explaining how these foods intertwine in their everyday lives. They will see a mock bee hive and experience, hands on, an antique corn sheller.
The fall harvest is never complete without fall vegetables like pumpkin, fall squash, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts and cauliflower. What is a gourd or blue hubbard squash? We educate the students on the many uses of soybeans and corn and how valuable they are to our food consumption and many other products we use on a daily basis.
Each class leaves the farm with a box full of samples of the things we talked to them about including honey, and each student, teacher and parent will get a pumpkin to take home.
To finish off the day’s experience of “on the farm” we will visit the farm animals and learn all about pigs, goats, cows, chickens, ducks and how they provide many wonderful food products we use every day. How hard does a farmer work to make the food we eat? What is involved in getting an egg sandwich and a glass of milk on your table?