2019 Summer Camps

Ag in the Classroom Summer Teacher tours

Please consider attending yourself and share this information with the K-12 educators in your school district.  The goal of the MAITC Summer Teacher Tours is to provide first-hand experience with agriculture and access to FREE ag-themed, standards-based resources.  We would love to have you, and a few of your non-ag-teaching educator friends, join us for one or more tours this summer! Additional details and registration information can be found at Ag in the classroom summer tours.

June 12: Feed, Seeds and STEM Teacher Tour in Carver County

  • Tour Stops include: dairy farm, seed company, Bongards Creamery

June 27-28: Redwood and Renville County Teacher Tour

  • Tour Stops include: Grandview Valley Winery, Stony Creek Farm, The Shrimp Shop, Hilltop Harvest, Tiffany Farms Inc, Gilfillan Estate

July 11-12: STEM in Agriculture Teacher Tour in Martin and Brown Counties

  • Tour Stops include: Avery Weigh-Tronix, Christensen Farms (Research Farm), Morgan Creek Winery, Eversman Farms (Solar Farm), Patsche Farm (Drone, GPS and other technology)

June 30: Farmamerica Hands-on Learning with Hops and Hemp Teacher Tour in the Waseca area

  • Tour stops include: Farmamerica, Half Pint Brewery, Midwest Hemp Farms greenhouse, hops field, hemp extraction site


inTENse Conference

Dates: July TBD

The inTENse conference takes high school students on the road and exposes them to agricultural college and career opportunities within Minnesota. Students learn about college admissions and a variety of career options through hands-on experiences. The goal is that every participant will clearly understand that no matter what sort of career they envision for themselves they can do it in agriculture – and that we need them to do it in Minnesota agriculture.

The camp runs from July ????. Cost of $175 covers travel from University of Minnesota to Univeristy of Minnesota, four nights of shared lodging (3 dorms, 1 hotel), at least one conference tee and all meals from lunch on Monday until lunch on Friday. The conference is subsidized in 2018 with funding from a MAELC grant. (Participants will need to travel with a towel, pillow and sleeping bag for nights in campus dorm rooms.) – Tentative tours and experience rotations include veterinary technicians, farm tours, drone use, agronomy, food science and other experiences in AFNR pathways.

To Register click here


Minnesota Farmers Union Summer Leadership Camp

Leadership Camp is affordable and open to everyone, regardless of your current or past farming background. It’s all about helping young people become good citizens by planting the seeds of responsibility, leadership, and cooperation in an environment where those qualities can grow and flourish.

Campers have opportunities to develop these qualities through some of the simple, day-to-day tasks at camp. These activities provide a common foundation for all campers to share the responsibility of making camp a fun, safe place to be and are the foundation of developing cooperation skills that can last a lifetime. To learn more and to register visit https://www.mfu.org/camp/