Agriculture is an important subject for students to learn about as it is an area that effects their everyday lives. From the food we eat, to the clothes we wear, we all interact with agriculture every day without any realization.
Wisconsin is one of the top producing and top agriculturally diverse states in America. There is much to learn about the agriculture of our great state; from corn and cows, to cranberries and mink, students will only benefit from experiences in this field. A lesson with agriculture can also open up different study and career paths for youth. From farming to engineering, agriculture remains the highest employment sector in the country.
Field trips are a great way to engage and immerse students in agriculture. A perfect starting point in our state is a field trip to Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center.
Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center is a state-of-the-art, interactive agricultural education center located in Manitowoc County. Farm Wisconsin focuses on education of the food, fuel, and fiber of Wisconsin agriculture. The center features 10,000 square feet of hands-on learning exhibits and a birthing barn where visitors have the opportunity to watch calves born daily. This center offers information about both the common and more unique aspects of agriculture that are found in our state.
A visit to Farm Wisconsin can be supplemented through the addition of other on-site activities. STEM lab offerings cover a wide array of topics at advanced and beginner levels, ensuring a best fit for your students. STEM labs allow for exciting, first-hand experiences in agriculture.
Your experience at Farm Wisconsin can be built upon with additional stops during your field trip. There are many destinations in the area that offer an in-depth look into more specialized areas of Wisconsin agriculture.
LondonDairy Alpaca Ranch, located less than 25 minutes away from Farm Wisconsin, is a stop where students can experience a less well-known facet of Wisconsin agriculture through the alpaca. They offer an educational ranch tour where guests can get up-close and personal with alpacas and learn from the experts about their uncommon fiber and its many uses.
Henning’s Wisconsin Cheese, located in Kiel, offers free, self-guided tours of their cheese making facility and cheese museum. A quick stop on your field trip, students can see first-hand how Wisconsin cheese is made today.
Lake Orchard Aquaponics, located in Sheboygan, allows students a deep dive into a modern, sustainable method of farming. A guided tour will help to portray to students the relationship between plants and animals and how technology plays a role in agriculture.
There are many ways to teach your students about agriculture. Offer them a memorable experience by showing them Wisconsin agriculture through unique, interactive experiences.
Start your adventure today by submitting your field reservation form to Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center.