Farmer in the Classroom visits allow students to learn about where their food comes from straight from the source. Visits involve hands-on lessons taught by a local farmer or food producer.
The Farmer in the Classroom program seeks to establish youth’s long-lasting connection to and understanding of local agriculture and food production. We believe that personal interactions with local food producers are powerful tools for helping youth develop meaningful connections to their local community and enthusiasm for the healthy food produced within it.
The Farmer in the Classroom program facilitates experiential lessons in Ann Arbor area classrooms during which students engage directly with a local food steward and locally produced food, or some aspect of that food’s production, in order to establish students’ authentic connections to local agriculture and increased enthusiasm for locally produced food.