Heifer Farm

Heifer Farm is part of Heifer International, an organization dedicated to improving millions of lives around the world. Youth programs are an important part of their mission. Groups can take a guided tour around the farm, experience sustainable agriculture practices, and explore gardens, livestock areas, and the Global Village. Campers can learn about the benefits of animals as they spin wool, collect eggs, milk a goat, and more. Overnight programs are available, where groups can take part in service learning activities, as well as prepare a meal with limited resources.
Contact Info
Address: 216 Wachusett Street, Rutland, MA 01543. Worcester County. Tel: 508-886-2221. Website: www.heifer.org. Hrs: 9AM-5PM daily. 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Activities, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2.5-4 hours, overnight. Cost: Fee. 

Farms Fun Facts

The average American may eat 125 pounds of potatoes each year but corn is actually America's number one field crop, providing ingredients for cereals, peanut butter, snack foods and soft drinks. Have your campers note the various ingredients in the food they eat.

The average person eats 68 quarts of popcorn a year alone! Have each camper keep a record of how much popcorn they eat during the camp season, or the total amount that their camp consumes.

Use a trip to an agricultural farm to find out about the benefits of eating local. Ask the farm staff to discuss the process from seed to market.