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Pennsylvania Beef Virtual Field Trips

Take your class on a virtual field trip to a Pennsylvania Beef Farm from the comfort of your own classroom! 

This one-of-a-kind learning experience, developed for middle school and high school students, but open to all ages, will turn Pennsylvania classrooms into virtual beef farms through the use of Zoom video conferencing technology.

With the click of a mouse, students will be transported to fields, visit barns and view animals live, all while learning about how food is raised in Pennsylvania and what farmers do each day to care for their cattle. They’ll even be able to chat with a farmer during a live Q&A session.

Spring 2019 Virtual Field trips

Three virtual field trips will be held this spring - one in April and two in May 2019. All three trips will focus on aspects of beef production, see more details for each trip outlined below. Complete and submit the form below to register your class for a trip. Recordings of each trip will be available to those who cannot participate live. To request a recording, complete the form below and select which recording you’d like to receive.

For more information, contact Kaitlyn Carey at kcarey@pabeef.org or call 1-888-423-3372.


Trip One: Pennsylvania beef feedlot - april 24th at 10AM est

Farmers Frank Stoltzfus and Scotty Miller from Masonic Village Farm will share how beef cattle spend their time in the feedlot. Students will learn how cattle are fed and taken care of on a daily basis, and have opportunity to ask questions to the farmers live on camera during this 45-minute trip.

Trip Two: Pennsylvania beef marketing - may 2nd at 10am est

The folks at Masonic Village Beef Farm have a unique story to share during this 45-minute trip. This trip will educate students on the various avenues that beef (the product) is marketed, and will feature time for live questions from students.

trip three: east vs. west beef production - may 10th at 10am est

This 45-minute trip will be hosted at the Bow Creek Farm & Cattle Company in Hershey, PA where two perspectives of raising cattle will the spotlight. Sallie Miller, rancher from the Croissant Red Angus Ranch in Briggsdale, CO will be joining us live to share her perspectives of raising cattle on the dry and arid lands in the West, while Amy Hess of Bow Creek Farm & Cattle Company will share her perspectives of what it’s like to raise cattle in the East, when the weather and environmental conditions vary so greatly. This will truly be a unique educational opportunity for students to learn about modern-day cattle production through the lenses of two women involved in raising beef in very different parts of America! 

Sign up here

Complete a short sign-up form to get your classroom involved! Reach out directly to Kaitlyn Carey - kcarey@pabeef.org or 814-623-2698 with any questions. 

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check out our farm tours from fall 2018

Join us as we take a Virtual Farm Tour of Masonic Village Farm in Elizabethtown, PA! 

Join us as we take a Virtual Farm Tour at Jeff & Dana Gessner's Veal Farm in Central PA.