Through initiatives such as a Grade 3 Program, a High School Program, Open House as well as having a presence at County Fairs and Events, Durham Farm Connections provides an unparalleled and exciting agriculture education experience.
Durham Farm Connections runs programs for the young and the young at heart.
Grade 3 Program
This fantastic event, now in its 15th year, is organized and hosted by the dedicated volunteers of the agriculture and education communities. Each year, Grade 3 students rotate through 8 different agriculture-themed stations that include live animal displays and hands-on demonstrations by local farmers. This year’s stations include:
This program aligns well with the Science, Health and Social Studies Curriculum for Grade 3 students, and you will wish you were still in Grade 3!
High School Program
Each year a different Durham Region high school hosts this exciting program.
Designed to align with curriculum requirements, science classes attend the program for one class period (75 minutes) and rotate through 8 interactive agriculture-themed stations, each showcasing the science in agriculture and encouraging students to consider careers in agri-business.
Durham Farm Connections Open House takes place on Wednesday, April 3rd starting at 3:30 pm at the Luther Vipond Memorial Arena in Brooklin Ontario. This free event brings the farm to town and is an opportunity for people to meet local farmers, learn about Durham Region farms, and see farm animals and tractors.
The event starts at 3:30 pm and will run until 8:00 pm. During the open house, attendees can expect to see a variety of farm animals, such as cows, sheep, goats and chickens. They can also expect to see tractors and learn about crop and vegetable farming as well as maple syrup and apple cider production. In addition to meeting farmers and seeing the animals, there will be demonstrations and activities throughout the event. These will include cheese making demonstrations, sheep shearing, cow milking, meet a beekeeper and even a chance to meet a large animal veterinarian.
Overall, the Durham Farm Connections open house is an excellent opportunity to learn more about farming, meet local farmers, and have a fun and educational experience with family and friends. So, mark your calendar for April 3rd, and don't miss out on this exciting event!
Connecting the community with farm food and education
Farm, Facts, Fun
Activities for Students - Have you ever wondered how cows or goats are milked? Are you curious how piglets or calves are cared about when they are first born? Have you ever wondered how eggs get from the farm to your dinner table? Here is your chance to open the barn door and learn about all the farm animals!
Virtual Farm Tour - Take a virtual tour inside the farmer’s barn – you’ll meet the farmers who work hard to care for their animals and birds all year round! Begin the Virtual Tour!
Learn About Plants - We see plants all around us every day. From trees to flowers to the grass in the park, there’s no doubt they look great. But there are so many more cool things about plants. Like the fact that they taste great. And did you know that we even wear plants as clothes? Let’s explore the world of plants.
Durham Region Agriculture Stats
So you love fruit you say? Have you ever wondered what the major fruit crops are in Durham Region? The answer is Apples, Strawberries and Raspberries in that order.
Want more information and facts?
Download Durham Ag Stats.pdf according to the 2021 Census. It will give you a good look at Durham Region at a glance with stats on Major Fruit Crop, Share of Farm Cash Receipts and so much more.