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Farm Days for Fifth Graders

The three-day event, known as Farm Day for 5th Graders, is a tradition for schools throughout Clinton County.

Students participate in various agriculture based activities such as exploring the environment where the cows live and are milked, modern equipment used for planting and harvesting, storing crops, feeds for dairy cows, the fistulated cow, equine horse behavior, care, maintenance, and training, and the history of the farm. Wanda Emerich, Dairy Outreach Coordinator, along with interns from the Miner Institute Summer Experience programs serve as tour guides. The program, like agriculture, has evolved over the years based on need, technology, and trial and error. “Our mission in this program is to help students to become more aware of agriculture in our community and the impact on our daily lives," says Emerich.

Now in existence for more than 25 years, Farm Day for 5th graders is a tradition that has lasted through time. Each year, approximately 400 to 500 students come to the farm for this event.

For more information regarding this event, contact Wanda Emerich at 518-846-7121, ext. 117.

Students Experience Farm Life During 'Farm Day'