The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture holds “Agriculture in the Classroom Summer Institutes” each year. This week from June 20 to 25 the Institute will be held in Fort Collins and the surrounding area. It is a five day course designed for teachers who have little or no agriculture background. They spend five days learning about all aspects of agriculture.
The teachers visited Hillside Egg Farm, a member of the Colorado Egg Producers, in Longmont and got an inside look at the egg production process. Teachers will also get to “walk in the boots” of Colorado farmers and ranchers and get a completely hands-on experience working and living a “day in the life” of farmer and ranchers. They take all this knowledge back to their classrooms to share with their students and earn two credits from Colorado State University.