Two hundred and thirty-six fourth grade students recently converged upon Carter Hill Orchard in Concord to learn about agriculture in New Hampshire. Classes spent fifteen minutes at each of twelve different stations as a variety of professionals presented information on their specialty. Topics included dairy, pumpkins, maple, bees, forest pests, apples, gardening, soil and corn. Teachers commented on how well the information fits in with their curriculum.
Corn Production with Jay Pritchard
Chickens with Andy Woodward
Forest Pests with Leandra Pritchard
Apples with Todd Laroque
Celebrate June as National Dairy Month!
Discover Dairyoffers"an engaging, interactive, cross-curricular, multi-leveled educational series that meets Common CORE Standards for Math, Science and Reading, while incorporating social studies concepts to show upper elementary and middle school students where milk comes from and how dairy farmers contribute to our world."
MyPlate - Dairy Matters was developed by the USDA. This short lesson explains the dairy icon in the MyPlate resource.
About Dairy Farms and Milking Cows teaches younger students "fun facts about a dairy, cows and dairy products through discussion, an art project and an activity of making butter".
August is NH Eat Local Month and we’ve got 31 days to celebrate! All month long, we can find new ways to support New Hampshire farmers and local agriculture.