The Farm Program

Gifford Farm Education Center is an exciting place to visit for young and old!  This working farm helps teach students where their food comes from through fun, hands-on experiencee. There are many farm animals to see, hear and touch as children learn the importance of farming. In spring and summer there’s the excitement of new beginnings - sprouting crops and growing animals. Fall brings harvest time, hayrack rides and a pumpkin for each class. Everyone can find something fun on the farm! Bring your class, Scout group, daycare, church group or a group of family and friends to learn new things and have some good old fashioned fun down on the farm!

 

Available April - October

Ages – preschool – 2nd grade

1 hour and 1 ½ hour programs

Picnic area is available for snacks and lunch.

   
Morning program - 9 AM - 10:30 AM OR 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Mid-morning program - 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM OR 10:45 AM - 11       

Afternoon program - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM OR 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM OR 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 

For reservations, call us at 402-597-4920.

 

FAQ

Can my class have lunch at the farm either before or after our program? 

Yes, we have picnic space available by reservation. There is no additional charge for your picnic on the farm.

Can the students pet the animals?

The Farm program is a hands-on interactive experience for the students. They will have the opportunity to pet many animals!

 

Animals on the Go-Farm

We can bring our animals to your school or facility. Animals on the Go is a traveling educational program that teaches students about our smaller farm animals. Our traveling group typically includes a chicken, duck, rabbit, goat and lamb. This is a great opportunity to get up close and learn about the animals.  

Available Year Round

For all ages

45 minutes

For reservations, call us at 402-597-4920.

 

FAQ

Is this an indoor or outdoor program?

We can have this program either inside or outside.

Can the students pet the animals?

The Farm to Go program is a hands-on interactive experience for the students. They will have the opportunity to pet many animals!

 

Ag Farm Program for 3rd-6th Grade

Learn more about farming history, the life of a farmer, farm machinery and the vital role agriculture plays in the Midwest. As a working farm, we showcase the importance of our nation’s largest employer, agriculture, from the producer to the consumer. Besides hands-on experience with many farm animals, learn about this region’s major crops, how they’re planted and harvested, and their many uses in the market place. Gifford Farm Education Center is a true outdoor classroom that enables students to experience learning in a way that helps them understand and remember the uniqueness of our agricultural heritage.

 

Available April - October

For 3rd to 6th grades

1 1/2 hour program

Picnic area is available for snacks or lunch.

For reservations, call us at 402-597-4920.

 

FAQ

Can my class have lunch at the farm either before or after our program? 

Yes, we have picnic space available by reservation. There is no additional charge for your picnic on the farm.

Can the students pet the animals?

The Farm program is a hands-on interactive experience for the students. They will have the opportunity to pet many animals!