Agri-Education

Agriculture in Northumberland County

“Country Roots and Cowboy Boots”

An Agricultural Education Program for Grade Three Students

WHEN: Friday, September 14th, 2018 ~ 9:15 to 11:30 am
WHERE: Port Hope Fair – South Field

Agriculture in Northumberland County is an agricultural education initiative of the Port Hope and District Agricultural Society. Our first program offered in 2007, was enthusiastically received by students, staff and volunteers. Due to the generous sponsorship of TD Canada Trust and Rosemary Davis in memory of Niel Hannah, the program has continued since that time. We are excited to invite all local schools to participate again this year! Our theme is “Country Roots and Cowboy Boots”.
Our volunteers, along with teachers and parent volunteers, will escort the students from station to station in groups of twenty. They will see, hear and participate in activities at each station.

Topics and presenters include:

  • Ducks & Dogs – Cynthia Palmer
  • Eggs – Brenda Metcalf
  • Farm Technology – Mark Burnham & Travis Greydanus
  • Dairy – Natalie Kellogg
  • Haute Goats – Debbie Nightingale
  • Pigs – Mary Anne Found
  • Sheep – Albert and Meg Botha
  • Theme Tent – Cider Making, Moore Orchards, Heidi Behan
  • Horse Shoe Demonstration with Dave Davis, Blacksmith

Each student will receive a snack consisting of a small carton of milk (Cobourg City Dairy) and an apple (donated by Glenn and Carol Thompson).
Parking is available for buses and cars.
Relevant resource material will be provided to all participating schools and teachers. Bonnie McCool will be collecting your school binders, updating the information and then returning them to your school.
We ask that the binders be kept in your school library where they are accessible by all staff.

Download a registration form HERE