New York Beef Council hosted two virtual field trip opportunities for classrooms throughout NYS. On October 16th New York Beef Council, in partnership with the New York Agriculture in the Classroom program, extended two virtual farm field trip opportunities to schools.
In addition to having the opportunity to see a real beef farm and get their questions answered directly by a farmer the students also had the chance to touch and smell elements of the farm from the comfort of their own classrooms. Each participating class received a farm tour box with samples of hay, feed, minerals, and other learning tools associated with the farm tour. “I was extremely impressed with the great questions the students asked during the tour,” shared Chrissy, manager at O’Mara Beef Farm, “the students were really engaged, and I am so happy to have had the opportunity to show these students our farm.”