Farm 2 Table Field Trips

Hello teachers!
Thank you for your interest in our Farm 2 Table field trips that take place inside the Agriculture Discover Center on the Fairgrounds.
The program is designed to educate students K-5th about agriculture and how food comes from the farm and ends up on their table. Each session offers three age-appropriate lessons to students keeping with the theme of the month. Learning is fostered through interactive crafts, games, and activities that will keep students engaged until the end!

All Farm 2 Table field trips for the 2024-2025 school year are BOOKED. If you wish to be notified of future Farm 2 Table registrations or other Agricultural Education opportunities, please fill out the form below to be added to our email list.

Ag Education Information

  • 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.
  • 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.

Fall 2024 Field Trips


Field Trip Theme: Dairy vs Beef Cattle

Which cattle give us the most milk? Which cattle give us better cuts of meat? In September, students will learn about cattle, compare and contrast dairy and beef breeds and learn about the products cattle farmers bring to our table for three meals a day.
Dates: September 16-20 & 23-27


Field Trip Theme: Fall Harvest

The leaves are falling, the days are getting colder and pumpkins, apples and corn are abundant. October is harvest time in New York State! Learning stations on apples, pumpkins, and corn will teach students all about these New York crops.
Dates: October 15-18 & 21-22


Field Trip Theme: Thanksgiving Favorites

Thanksgiving is a holiday about food, and food comes from the farm of course! Students on the November field trip will learn about where holiday staples come from including: turkey, cranberries and potatoes.
Dates: November 4-8 & 12-15


Field Trip Theme: Trees and Treats

From Pines to Maples; trees are an important part of agriculture. In December, students will get the opportunity to learn about: Softwood Trees and Hardwood Trees. In addition to learning about a tasty holiday treat many people love...chocolate!
Dates: December 2-6, 9-10, & 12-13

Spring 2024 Field Trips


Field Trip Theme: Breakfast on the Farm

Who likes French toast with maple syrup? Stu-dents will learn how this breakfast staple comes from poultry, wheat and sugar maple trees.
Dates: February 24-28 & March 3-7 & 10-11


Field Trip Theme: Springtime

Flowers begin to bloom, bees are buzzing and baby ducks learn how to swim in the’s Spring-time on the farm! In this session, students will learn about gardening and planting skills, honey bees and waterfowl.

Dates: April 22-25, 28-30 & May 1-2, 5-8


Field Trip Theme: Animals on the Farm

June is Dairy month so there is no better time to talk about where the milk you pour on your cereal comes from. Many livestock species are born in the late Winter and early Spring so now they are bouncing around the pastures. Besides being cute and fuzzy, why do farmers raise sheep and goats? What products do we get from them? In June, sta-tions include: Dairy, Sheep and Goats.

Dates: June 2-6 & 9-13

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