The Farm

The Farm

Exemplifying Rocky View Schools desire to connect students to real world learning experiences, The Farm offers students to take up their full Gr. 9 and 10 curriculum, including core subjects, without ever having to set foot in a traditional classroom. Located on a 15-acre parcel of land just three minutes north of Airdrie, The Farm will provide student the opportunity to explore a wide spectrum of agricultural practices while fostering the spirit of innovation and  entrepreneurship.

In addition to completing farm chores and engage in environmental research projects, students will operate small businesses in: Small Livestock; Vegetable and Herb Production; and Cereal Grains, Pulses, and Oilseeds. Within these three areas, students will learn how to operate, manage, and market their product and their operation, as well as consider how their business fits within a larger picture of environmental impact, economic and social sustainability. Students also will learn about agricultural practices as they apply to backyard, urban environments, and all the way up to large scale farming operations, as well take field trips to places like feedlots, local ranches and farms, and agricultural education institutions such as Olds College and the University of Alberta, and processing facilities.


Where is it located?

The Farm is located on a 15-acre parcel of land, located three minutes north of Airdrie

How do you access services?

Students from all RVS high schools have access to this program. Students interested should contact the guidance counselor at their home school.

Who can I call for more information?

For more information contact the Farm call 403.948.4360 or email.

 

 

Document Actions
Filed under: