WARSAW — Local youth will be able to do more than just learn about agriculture and farming this summer – they will have the opportunity to experience it firsthand.
Purdue Extension, in collaboration with the Kosciusko County Ag Awareness Committee, is offering the first ever Farm Camp in Kosciusko County. Youth have the opportunity to choose from two different days and locations depending on their interests. The camp will be for youth who just completed grades 3-5.
The first option will be at Beer Dairy Inc, a Holstein dairy cow operation in Milford on June 8 and the second option will be at Conley Cattle, a beef cattle operation in Silver Lake on June 9. Both days will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The agenda for both days includes activities and games about animals and crops, including how to know if animals are healthy, what the animals are fed, the uses of soybeans and other crops, and more. Campers will have the opportunity to extract DNA from a plant, make ink to draw pictures out of soybeans and make a soybean necklace.
Youth will participate in a farm tour and also have the opportunity to make their own ice cream, help with daily chores, compete in farm Olympics and more.
A registration fee will include snacks, lunch, activity supplies and a shirt.
Registration and payment are due to the Kosciusko County Extension Office May 19. A registration form is available online.
For questions or more information about Farm Camp please contact the Kosciusko County Extension Office, 202 W. Main St. Warsaw or (574) 372-2340.