We’re dusting things off around the farm and gearing up for full-blown preparation for the fall season! The first order of business is bringing along some new team members. We have a few management positions currently open on the farm, with more festival positions to open later in the summer. The management positions are
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?
Learn more about our fun, 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
Many of you may just be counting down the days remaining on this year’s school calendar, but we know plenty of teachers are already looking ahead to next year and planning everything that will make the school year a wonderful experience for their next group of students. We have good news for all of those
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