Farm2Table

 

logo-color.jpgWhile the Erie County Fair is the main point of contact with the public in regards to agriculture education, the Erie County Agricultural Society felt that educating students outside of the 12 days of the Fair was just as important; thus Farm 2 Table began. Farm 2 Table is a field trip for K through 5th grade students to come to the Fairgrounds in Hamburg throughout the year. The program, designed to educate students about agriculture and how food comes from the farm and ends up on their table, is produced solely by the Erie County Agricultural Society (promoters of the Erie County Fair) to help fulfill the mission statement of the Agricultural Society which is to preserve and enhance, by educational endeavors, the agricultural and historical legacy of New York State.

 

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Teacher Reviews

  Farm2Table Goals

  • Educate the youth of Western New York about production agriculture and how their food reaches their table

  • Utilize the Fairgrounds and the facilities throughout the year

  • Fulfill the mission statement of the Erie County Agricultural Society

  • Establish relationships between the Fairgrounds and the surrounding communities sending a message that the Fairgrounds is a destination for education and entertainment.

Program Highlights

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  • Field Trip is designed to align with the New York State learning standards.

  • The Erie County Agricultural Society subsidizes the transportation costs of students brought to The Fairgrounds. The Erie County Agricultural Society also does not charge a fee to the students.

  • The students journey through 3 different hands-on lessons and “learn by doing” - walking away with something they create at each station.

  • Each student is also given one pass to visit the Erie County Fair while being reminded that kids 12 and younger get into the Fair free.

 

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How to Get Involved

If you are a parent, teacher or student, please present this unique field trip possibility to your kindergarten through 5th grade teachers. At this time this trip is only booked through the school.

If you want to assist or volunteer, please call the Agriculture Office at (716) 649-3900 ext 6499.