2024 Teacher Tours are Ready, Are You?

Summer is a time of the year many of us look forward to. Many educators find time to relax as well as time to learn and grow. Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom is excited to provide educators with the perfect combination of continuing education units (CEUs) while enjoying new, hands-on experiences! Our team is excited to share with you three 2024 Summer Teacher Tours we have planned to provide value for you and your students.

2024 Teacher Tours

Mankato, MN | The Hands that Feed Us Teacher Tour 

On June 18, 2024 join us in Mankato, Minnesota as we jump on The Hands that Feed Us Teacher Tour. Educators will have the opportunity to tour three unique farms and connect with farmers who are growing and raising food for not only their local communities, but the world. During this teacher tour, you will be given resources and knowledge to bring back to your students in the fall. Site visits include The Little Green Wagon, Sasse Lake Farms and Dauk Farms.

White Bear Lake, MN | Orchard to Market Teacher Tour 

Join us on July 9, 2024 in White Bear Lake, Minnesota for the Orchard to Market Teacher Tour. On this tour, you will be immersed in the orchards at Pine Tree Apple orchard to learn about every aspect of apple production.  You will get a taste of what produce processing, distribution and fruit and landscape plant production is all about. Apple and fruit themed resources that provide a context for learning in science and social studies will be shared. Site visits include Pine Tree Apple Orchard, Bix Produce Co. and Bailey Nurseries.

Bemidji, MN | Farm, Fiber and Fabrication Teacher Tour

Travel to Bemidji, Minnesota on July 22, 2024 to join the Farm, Fiber and Fabrication Teacher Tour. Educators will get the opportunity to see a behind the scenes look into farm, fiber and fabrication operations and businesses in northern Minnesota. Not only will you enjoy a delicious farm-to-table lunch, you will also be provided materials and knowledge that will easily be applied to your classroom in the fall. Site visits include Wells Technology, Bemidji Woolen Mills, Gustafson Farms (Beef & Crops) and Table for 7.

Sign Up for This Year’s Teacher Tours Today!

Whether you spotted a tour that gets a behind the scenes look into an industry you want to learn more about or you need to find a fun way to acquire nine CEUs this summer, sign up today! We have found that the perfect recipe for a fun day of teacher tours involves small groups of educators; space for 2024 Summer Teacher Tours are limited. We cannot wait to foster your excitement for Minnesota agriculture through teacher tours this summer!

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