Hodges Family Farm
Hodges Family Farm has been around for over 100 years, educating the public on farming and farm animals. The 150+ acre property once served as a dairy farm, but is now home to a variety of animals including horses, sheep, goats, and many more. Other farm attractions include seasonal produce, holiday events, and seasonal education programs. Visit in the fall for admission to the pumpkin patch, or to schedule an educational field trip. Spring field trips are available in April and May.
Farm Lesson Plan
The average American may eat 125 pounds of potatoes each year, but corn is actually America’s number one field crop, providing ingredients for cereals, peanut butter, snack foods and soft drinks. The average person eats 68 quarts of popcorn a year alone! Use a trip to an agricultural farm to find out where our fruits and vegetables come from. Compare organic, pesticide-free, and genetically engineered crops. Research the products made possible by crops grown in the U.S. (shampoos, crayons, and baseball bats all come from agricultural products, for example). Ask your local farm about the benefits of eating local or growing your own garden.View Lesson Plan>>