Kids on the Farm
In the course of 4 days, over 5,000 2nd graders will visit Harward Farms in Springville, UT as part of the Utah Farm Bureau’s Farm Field Days event. At a series of stations, kids learn about soil, farmers, farm equipment, what it takes to grow food, and ultimately, nutrition and its impact on our bodies. Many of us do not have direct ties to agriculture, and the gap is only increasing with each generation. Giving children a tangible opportunity to experience – smell, see, taste, and feel where their food comes from, not only provides a valuable, memorable lesson, but it’s fun!
During this interactive day, our state dairy ambassadors have a blast talking about milk and its journey from the farm to your fridge. If your child’s school doesn’t participate, reach out to the Utah Farm Bureau and your school administration to see if the opportunity can be added to your child’s curriculum. Or, if you are a farmer interested in hosting an educational tour of your farm, contact the Dairy Council of Utah/Nevada or Utah Agriculture in the Classroom. Then you can ask, “what did you learn on the farm today?”