Educator Beef Tours

Teacher Farm-to-Fork Beef Tour & Curriculum Training

New York Beef Council

New York Agriculture in the Classroom and the New York Beef Council collaborate on the "Meat Your Beef" Tours, offering an exciting food system training for teachers across the state. Kindergarten- grade 12 teachers learn about incorporating the food system into their curriculum. During these tours teachers will learn more about the meat production industry in New York, how beef cattle are fed, cared for, and marketed, and see to a first-hand perspective on food production.

All registered K-12 teachers will start the experience learning about how to incorporate the food system in their curriculum and receive books and a resource bundle with a value of over $75. In addition, teachers will receive 6 hours of CTLE credit for their participation in this free-of-charge experience.

Sample Agenda

8:30 am Teacher Curriculum Training
10:30 am Welcome/Introductions
10:15-11:00 am Beef in a Sustainable Diet, Cindy Chan-Phillips, RD, Director of Nutrition Education, NYBC
11:15 am Start Tour; during tour discuss and/or show the following
  • How cattle are raised from the farm to the market
  • Feeding and watering facilities and pasture management
  • Fencing and housing of cattle
  • Moving and handling of cattle
  • Record keeping
  • Disease prevention and healthcare programs/practices
  • Type of marketing programs
1:00 am Lunch and learn...more!
1:30 pm Types of Beef and Beef Labelling
2:00 pm Q&A/Wrap

2020 Dates & Locations

Information for the 2020 Educator Beef Tour will be announced in our monthly e-newsletter.

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