Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Record Number 2,000 3rd-Graders to Visit Colorado State University Farm for Ag Adventure

WHAT: Ag Adventure, a field trip to Colorado State University’s research and teaching farm for 72 third-grade classes over two days from the Fort Collins area, organized by students from the College of Agricultural Sciences. The amount of students participating is doubled from previous years.

WHEN/WHERE: From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27, at Colorado State University’s Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center, located just north of Fort Collins.

DETAILS: Ag Adventure is an annual event for local students to learn about crops and animals. Students will learn about agricultural subjects such as agronomy, soil, grass, erosion, milk cows, safety around farms and large equipment.

Educational opportunities include: learning about milk and beef while students visit a dairy cow and her calf; how seeds grow into plants that provide food and experiment with planting seeds about food crops from around the world; and while talking a hay ride, students will practice reading maps.  University students will demonstrate and explain sheep shearing and wool spinning. This year’s event will also include an equestrian demonstration by students in Equine Sciences.

The event is based on state classroom educational curriculum standards for students in the third grade. The day is presented by various clubs in the College of Agricultural Sciences along with freshman in the college. Attendance for third-grade students is arranged in advance by College of Agricultural students through school district classrooms.  

For more information or to make arrangements to cover the event, call Nik Olsen at (970) 491-7766.