Cary 5th Graders to See Lake County Dairy Farm in Only Field Trip of the Year

A press release from state Senator Pam Althoff:

Fifth Grade Students to Tour Golden Oaks Farm October 18, 19, and 20

Pam Althoff

Students from throughout McHenry County will join Illinois State Senator Pamela J. Althoff (R- Crystal Lake) for a hands-on experience at Golden Oaks Farm located in Lake County.

Three hundred and thirty fifth grade students along with teachers, administrators and parents will experience Illinois farming, milk production, animal care and composting through a visit sponsored by Sen. Althoff and What we Make by the Lake, a group compiled of Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program Class of 2012 participants.

Former Dallas Cowboy great D.D. Lewis will kick off the week by coaching students on crop nutrients, and their role in foods.  Lewis’, who will also sign autographs, visit is sponsored by Potash Corp.

The field trip to the farm is the only fifth grade field trip this year for Cary Elementary students due to continuing budget restraints.

Golden Oaks Farm, LLC was established in 1948 by the Crown Family of Chicago.  Each year the farm hosts milk enthusiasts as well as several hundred local students who are eager to learn about the dairy industry and the farm’s herd of roughly 700 milking females.

The Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program is the premier leadership program in Illinois and has provided for and strengthened agricultural leadership since its founding in 1981. Candidates, ages 25 to 49, are selected based on demonstrated leadership activities and potential, commitment to learning, and accountability to the Illinois and United States agricultural industry.

Who:              Illinois State Senator Pamela J. Althoff and What we Make by the Lake

What:             Cary Elementary School fifth grade curriculum field trip to Golden Oaks Farm

When:            October 18, 19, 20 (approximately 105 students per day)

Where:          Golden Oaks Farm, 27730 W. Bonner Road, Wauconda, IL


Cary 5th Graders to See Lake County Dairy Farm in Only Field Trip of the Year — 1 Comment

  1. Hi!

    Looking for a working dairy farm that can let a Alzheimer Daycare group tour.

    Can you tell me if this is a possiblility?

    We would be a group of ten and need to do this between the hours of 10:30 and 1:00.

    This is a day trip for us to help stimulate their minds. A reply would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

    Sherry King

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