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Virtual Field Trip Information

Genetics Discussion & Farm Tour

Visit Maplecrest Farms in Hillsboro, Ohio virtually!

During this LIVE tour participants will: 

  • Learn how Maplecrest Farms produces a high-quality breeding stock
  • Discuss tools such as phenotypic evaluation, live animal and carcass data collection, genomic testing, and EPDs and indexes to learn how Maplecrest works to produce improved seedstock.
  • Understand how data and technology is utilized to identify superior genetics, as well as defects.
  • Be able to ask questions to be answered live during the tour by beef farmer and breeder, John Grimes of Maplecrest Farms
NOTE: Please be advised that this Virtual Field Trip will discuss in detail and contain visuals related to the reproduction process, as well as various practices associated with artificially breeding cattle.

This trip is available to watch two ways so that students can participate whether they are in the classroom or learning remotely at home.

Wednesday, October 7 at 1:00 p.m.  /  Audience: Middle School and High School

IF YOU ARE A TEACHER, please click here to register for this trip. You will receive the link to participate in the trip via Zoom, the live streaming link to provide to students who may be learning remotely and the link to view the recording of the trip if you are not able to participate live. Registering will also provide you reminder emails and notifications of future virtual field trips. 

IF YOU ARE A PARENT/STUDENT, there is NO NEED to register for this trip. Please visit the live streaming link for this trip at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 to participate in this live trip.