The “Fast Food Farm”

Planting seeds and seeds of knowledge.

Planting seeds and seeds of knowledge.

It was 12 years ago that I was so inspired by Farm Bureau Federation to begin an educational farm, the “Fast Food Farm.”  The farm provides a stimulating, healthy and beautiful setting where children become connected to the soil, plants, animals, and the source of their foods.  It is at the farm we began teaching with a “Hands-on, Nose-on, Both Feet-in approach to learning about “Where Does Your Food Come From?”   The non-profit organization was founded in 2001 and began its journey of bringing about the awareness of agriculture by engaging the students in planting the seeds and through a variety of projects and hands-on activities.  The food plots were created in the shape of a hamburger, hot dog, french fries, taco, and a chicken, and in each plot planted or raised what it takes to make up the fast food item.  Important lessons about nature and the basic needs of life, all relating to agriculture and the environment, are taught to children and adults of all ages.

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