To best serve the needs of the farm and the students participating, the Rocker 7 Farm Patch internships were split into three distinct positions this year. We are pleased to introduce our Fall 2015 agribusiness marketing intern, Madeline (Mattie) Alewine. Mattie is a senior at AAEC Estrella Mountain, and says she “absolutely loves agriculture.”
Following a successful internship program our inaugural year, we expanded it a bit this year. We offered three different internship roles, each with distinct requirements and responsibilities for the upcoming season. The Agricultural Education Internship was designed to help a student interested in pursuing further education or a career in agricultural education to gain experience
Rocker 7 Farm Patch introduces our Educator Farm Introduction Day, crafted for educators in our community. This special event will be held Thursday, July 30th, at 8am (on the farm, of course!), and is FREE to all teachers, administrators, staff and homeschool parents. Do you have questions about Rocker 7 Farm Patch Farm Field Trips?
Last year, we were taken a bit by surprise when Millennium FFA Advisor Keri Gage contacted us and requested an internship for one of her students, senior Nicole Piech. We previously hadn’t considered the idea for our inaugural season, but we had a great year with Nicole, even as we fumbled through her role on
It’s safe to say the first garden crop at Rocker 7 Farm Patch was a success. I mean, look at these beauties! But the very best part of growing a garden this spring? The fact we were able to give it all back to our local food bank, along with tremendous help from Desert Edge
We had an amazing first week of Spring school tours here at Rocker 7 Farm Patch, and it all started with this watery substance we’ve heard of that occasionally falls from the sky called rain! Arizona isn’t exactly known for its heavy rainfall (we only average about eight inches per year), but you never would have guessed that had you been
As a former agricultural educator, it is always great to see the “ah-ha” moment from a student. For those who do not come from an education background, the “ah-ha” moment comes when a student finally comprehends a concept you have been working to get them to understand. I always LOVED that moment! And I still do – even
Are you interested in bringing agriculture into your classroom? Did you know Rocker 7 Farm Patch offered guest speaking services to schools and other educational programs? Well, we do! As a certified Arizona educator himself, Brody is passionate about teaching Arizona’s youth about all the farm has to offer. That’s why we want to make
Are you a teacher considering Rocker 7 Farm Patch field trips for your school? We think this chat with Palo Verde Elementary School first grade teacher Julie Kerr may help! Julie was raised on a dairy farm herself, one of many reasons she is passionate about bringing agriculture into her classroom, even with young students.
So, we’ve talked some about the durum wheat we have growing right now, at Rocker 7 Farm Patch and on parts of our original farm, Rocker 7 Farms. It should be harvested in early June. But where does it go from there? We know more people are concerned with buying food that is grown and processed