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Save the date for summer agriculture tours

Contributed by Sue Knott, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Participants in the 2017 Minnesota Ag in the Classroom Summer Teacher Tour explore Untiedts vegetable farm near Waverly.
Join Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom for an in-the-field learning experience — sign up for a summer teacher tour! Three unique tours will allow educators to get a first-hand look into the food, fiber and fuel systems that keep Minnesota going. Take the opportunity to grow your agricultural experiences and share resources and ideas with other K-12 teachers.
Here's a list of upcoming tours:
  • Buzzing with Agriculture Literacy Tour, June 20, Chanhassen. Tour stops include Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Gale Woods Farm, and Roots Return Heritage Farm.
  • Agriculture Research and Innovation: Northern Minnesota Tour, July 12, Grand Rapids. Tour stops include North Central Research and Outreach Center, and Portage Brewing Company.
  •  Many Faces of Agriculture: Southwest Minnesota Tour, July 26-27, Fairmont. Tour stops include Round Lake Winery, AgCo – Ag Equipment Manufacturer, Minnesota Soybean Processors, family operated hog farm, corn and soybean farm, Center Creek Orchard.
See, smell, hear, touch and taste the agricultural processes, foods and natural resources that sustain us, while earning CEUs and graduate credits. Visit the Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom website for more details and to register.

Participants in the 2016 Minnesota Ag in the Classroom Summer Teacher Tour visit Urban Organics in St. Paul
Participants in the 2016 Minnesota Ag in the Classroom Summer Teacher Tour visit Urban Organics in St. Paul

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