Virtual Beef Farm FieldTrips

New York Beef Council, with support from Iowa Beef Industry Council, are proud to offer unique and interactive farm tours for teachers and students throughout New York State. In partnership with New York Agriculture these virtual farm field trips are offered to provide students the opportunity to engage directly with beef farmers to better understand where their beef comes from and the steps farmers take to care for their animals and protect their natural resources. 

Upcoming Tours

There are no upcoming tours currently scheduled. If you are a teacher interested in upcoming opportunities please email us below. 

Email NYBC 

Past Virtual NY Farm Trips 

Joint NY and Iowa Beef Farm Tour: Exploring the Beef Lifecycle - June 11, 2020 with Betsy Hicks of NY and Nate Graham of Iowa 

O'Mara Farms Beef Farm Tour- May 7, 2020 with Farmer Chrissy

Cayuga View Farm Tour- November 5, 2018 with Farmer Tim 

Additional Educational Resources 

Iowa Beef Industry Council: 

IBC has many great activities and links to additional agricultural resources here

New York Beef Council: 

NYBC has printable beef children's activities available for download and kid- friendly beef recipes 

New York Agriculture in the Classroom Program:  

Teachers- Looking for agriculture lesson plan inspiration? NYAITC has compiled the Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix, an online, searchable, and standards-based curriculum map for K-12 teachers.  

 Parents- Did your children enjoy the virtual trip? NYAITC has a variety of additional e-learning opportunities for exploring agriculture at home.