Agriculture Education Hub
Home Grown Farm Tours
The Lindsay Ex is pleased to introduce a new educational initiative for the 2020 Virtual LEX! In keeping with the 2020 LEX theme, “Home Grown Fun”, our new initiative – Home Grown Farm Tours, Live! with a Local Farmer is aimed at providing agricultural education, highlighting how local producers contribute to the larger agricultural industry within Kawartha Lakes.
This series will be comprised of a collection of 30-40 minute livestreams that will take place during school hours, allowing for teachers and students and teachers to join. Every month, we will be talking with a guest farmer who will introduce viewers to the farming lifestyle and explain how they contribute to the local agricultre industry.
These livestreams are mainly focused at grade 3 students and will be accompanied by educational resources, including interactive games and links to addtional educational resources that can be used in the classroom leading up to the live event.
Livestreams will be hosted at the guest farmers operation so viewers can see where the farming takes place, ideally on Wednesdays after 2:00pm.
General Teacher Resources
Teachers have accessibility to lesson plans to help prepare their students (Grades 1-8) for the LEX Home Grown Farm Tours – Live! With a Local Farmer. These resources will help prepare students to ask questions to learn more about what these farmers contribute to the agriculture industry.