Field Trips

The California Farmland Trust is proud to host Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm, where students get a hands-on learning opportunity.  With funding from Raley’s Family of Fine Stores, we are able to take several classrooms of fourth – sixth graders onto working farms each year.  Read more about the trips below, or scroll down to submit an inquiry if you’d like to take your class on a real field trip.

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Land

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Land

It was such a beautiful day in Brentwood for a field trip! Ms. Land’s class was able to come out for a field trip at First Generation Farmers and learned all about chickens, goats, vermicomposting and how insects are so helpful! From there, her class was...

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Ostlund

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Ostlund

What a beautiful day for a field trip! Ms. Ostlund’s class from Garin Elementary had a great time visiting First Generation Farmers – from learning about chickens and goats, even getting to see a 48 hour old kid (baby goat) to learning about compost and so...

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Agpalo

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Agpalo

It was a lovely day in Brentwood out at First Generation Farmers for Ms. Agpalo’s 4th grade field trip. We enjoyed learning about goats, chickens, composting and many different crops. The group then headed to Raley’s to learn all about farm to store,...

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Land

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Land

What a perfect May day for a field trip at First Generation Farmers! Ms. Land’s 4th grade class from Garin Elementary School had a great time learning about making a compost pile, chickens, goats and how to plant their own seeds! From there, they went to...

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Ostlund

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Ostlund

It was a rainy day out at First Generation Farmers earlier this May. Ms. Ostlund’s 4th grade class from First Generation Farmers got their hands dirty learning how to compost, feed chickens and ducks, play with goats and plant their own seed to take home! From...

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Agpalo

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Agpalo

It was a beautiful crisp day for Ms. Agpalo’s class from Garin Elementary to take a field trip to First Generation Farmers. The excitement roaring from the bus said it all when they arrived and saw all the free range chickens running around. The excitement...

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Golinveaux

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Golinveaux

It was a beautiful day to visit First Generation Farmers for a field trip! Ms. Golinveaux’s 5th grade class had a wonderful opportunity to visit the farm and learn all about composting, horticulture, sheep, goats, chickens, and much more! Their trip was followed...

Now Accepting Spring 2019 Field Trip Applications

Now Accepting Spring 2019 Field Trip Applications

We are excited to announce that the application period for Spring 2019 Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm is now open!  Please read the requirements below before proceeding to the application. Field trips are available only to grades 4-6. Field trips will take...

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Ming

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Ming

It was a crisp morning out at Steamboat Acres when Ms. Ming’s fourth grade class from Westwood Elementary arrived. The excitement on their faces said it all when they found out they got to take a ride through the farm on a wagon! The excitement didn’t end...

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Swartwood

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Swartwood

Ms. Swartwood’s fourth grade class had a ton of fun learning about tree crops, pollination, hybrid breeding, composting and much more out at Steamboat Acres. They also got to pick their own ear of glass gem corn to husk and unveil the beautiful colors –...

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Troutner

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Troutner

It was a beautiful day out at Steamboat Acres where Ms. Troutner’s fourth grade class had a great time learning about different varietals of squash, experiencing the equipment used to plant corn, and understanding the importance of pollination. The class then...

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Van Vranken

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Van Vranken

It was a beautiful day to visit Steamboat Acres for a field trip! Ms. Van Vranken’s fourth grade class had the fortunate opportunity to visit the beautiful delta to learn from farmer Michael. They learned about various types of squash, how to recycle even when...

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Herrera

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Herrera

Ag students from Liberty High School in Brentwood got an eye-opening look behind the scenes at Dwelley Farms.  From climbing into the cab of a tractor for the first time, to learning about the myriad technologies used in farming, to discovering agricultural career...

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Torres

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Torres

It was a beautiful Brentwood day at First Generation Farmers, where Ms. Torres’ fourth-graders got to enjoy a first hand farming experience.  From wiggly worms, to clucking chickens, to gluttonous goats, the students were immersed in the farming life –...

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Mr. Dix

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Mr. Dix

Mr. Dix’s fourth grade class had acres of fun learning about worms, composting, greenhouses, produce preparation, identifying fruit trees, and edible landscapes. They also got to feed chickens and play with the goats at First Generation Farmers. After the farm...

Raley’s Field Trip on the Farm – Ms. Griggs

Raley’s Field Trip on the Farm – Ms. Griggs

Ms. Griggs’ fourth grade class had a fabulous time learning about composting, greenhouses, produce preparation, identifying fruit trees and of course – playing with chickens and goats at First Generation Farms.  Then they went off to Raley’s for a...

FIELD Trips!

FIELD Trips!

CVFT and Raley’s take school kids from the farm to the food on their fork with Steamboat Acres

Kids to Farm

Kids to Farm

Putting the FIELD in Field Trip! What do you remember most about elementary school? Your desk? The playground? The math lessons? Or the field trips!?

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