ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) program is partnering with Midwest Dairy to host a series of free virtual field trips during October to celebrate the connection between K-12 students and local farmers in Minnesota.

The series offers participants a chance to celebrate the connection between students and local food and share farm-to-school stories, said MAITC Education Specialist Keri Sidle.

In-person classrooms, as well as students doing distance learning, are invited to meet farmers and tour farms that provide hot dogs, lettuce, apples, vegetables, milk and more to school cafeterias.

Field trips will stream live on the MAITC YouTube channel (https://bit.ly/3mXW2Yi) at 10 a.m. on the following dates:

Oct. 1: Goldenrust Farm, Eyota.

Newsletter signup for email alerts

Oct. 8: Deer Lake Orchard, Buffalo.

Oct. 13: Revol Greens Greenhouse, Owatonna.

Oct. 22: New Roots Produce Farm, Moorhead.

Oct. 29: Ahlgren Dairy Farm, central Minnesota.