The Ohio Beef Council aims to provide resources for teachers in order to expand students’ ability to learn about beef and agriculture in the classroom.
Take your class on a virtual field trip to an Ohio beef farm from the comfort of your own classroom!
This one-of-a-kind learning experience, developed mainly for middle school and high school students with a special focus on culinary and food and consumer sciences classes, will turn Ohio classrooms into virtual beef farms through the use of live video conferencing technology.
A total of six virtual field trips are offered throughout the fall of 2019, with three different types of trips available. Each trip will be guided by farmers and beef experts and will transport students live to a cow-calf farm, a feedlot and into the meat lab. These trips share how food is grown, cared for and provided in Ohio. Students will also be able to chat directly with farmers and experts during live Q&A sessions.
While designed for middle and high school students, elementary classrooms are welcome to participate in some of the trips as well (available trips will be listed in the registration form). Each trip is also recorded so that classrooms not able to participate in live virtual field trips can watch a trip on-demand.
These virtual field trips and accompanying educational resources are specifically designed to help Ohio culinary and food & consumer science students understand Ohio’s food supply and help their teachers meet key outcomes and competencies. The “True Beef” teaching resource and video, provided free of charge to Culinary and FCS classrooms registering for trips, includes eight lessons that cover many of Ohio’s standards regarding beef cuts (types, grades), choosing cooking methods, understanding meat production and sustainable practices.
Learn more about the standards addressed and resources available here.
Join the Ohio Beef Council and Mr. Craig Corry on his beef farm just outside of Dayton, Ohio. On this past virtual farm tour, you'll learn about what it takes to care for cattle all year, the beef life cycle and what cattle eat.