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 great food products we use every day. How hard does a farmer work to make the food we eat? What is involved in getting a egg sandwich and a glass of milk on your table?
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 honey 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 gets a pumpkin to take home. Your visit will include visiting plots of corn, small grain, soybeans, sunflowers and fall flowers and pumpkins. A large demonstration plot outlined in grass will give your children easy access and show different tillage practices in the process.
Find out more about the Maryland Agriculture Resource Center here.
More Information About Farm Tours
To book your Spring or Fall Farm tour with Farmer Stan,
Email Farmerstan2011@hotmail.com or call Farmer Stan at (443)375-2550
FARMER STAN'S AGRICULTURE FARM TOURS
Farmer Stan and Farmer Wayne have been busy this year. They have planted a new pumpkin patch and made a corn maze for our students and teachers to enjoy and explore!