FarmChat® is a unique program that utilizes technology (Skype, FaceTime and other software platforms) to bring the farm experience directly into school classrooms. Using a laptop at the school and a mobile device at the farm, students connect with and directly speak with the farmer. Students can see the farm and ask the farmer questions. They can even virtually ride along in the combine or tour a livestock barn all from the safety and security of their classroom.
FarmChat® programs can be initiated by farmers interested in sharing what they do. They can be initiated by teachers wanting to teach their students about crops and livestock. Or they can be initiated by Agriculture in the Classroom coordinators, FFA members, and other groups.
Upcoming FarmChat® Events
November 16th, 9:30am - Ag in Action: All About Poultry (Turkey Farming)
December 8th, 9:30am - Ag in Action: All About Poultry (Unique Poultry)
January 23rd, 9:30am - Ag in Action: All About Poultry (Food Safety and Preparation)
- Outline Sample: Environment
- Outline Sample: Harvest
- Outline Sample: Poultry
- Outline Sample: Swine
- Outline Sample: Bill Northey
Previously Recorded FarmChat® Programs
- Ag in Action: Learning with Pigs
- Christmas Tree FarmChat®
- Farming Then & Now FarmChat®
- Cows & Calves FarmChat®
- Pigs & Pork FarmChat®
- Turkey FarmChat®
- Dairy FarmChat®
- Beef Cattle FarmChat®
- Hatching Chicks
- Other previously recorded programs.
- Recordings from other sources: