The Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council are committed to ag education and partner to sponsor field trips at a free or discounted rate for students across the state of Indiana through The Glass Barn initiative. These field trips are offered at Fair Oaks Farms, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and at The Glass Barn at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. See below to learn more about the offerings at each location and to register!

School field trips at The Glass Barn are scheduled and managed through the Indiana State Fair’s Global Barns Initiative. Programs are designed for specific grade levels. “The Journey of Corn” field trip is geared toward elementary school students, and teaches students about where their food comes from. For middle-school students, they offer “It’s All About the Genes” which touches on genetics and biotechnology. Virtual and in-person offerings are available. Email The Barns at thebarns@indianastatefair.com to sign your class up or questions call 317-927-7568. Click here to learn more and to schedule a trip.

 

Soybeans are the number two crop in Indiana and are an important part of our state’s agriculture industry. In the “Behind the Genes” field trip developed by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, students will explore the genotype and phenotype of conventional and genetically modified soybeans through visual observation, protein testing, and DNA extraction. Visit The Children’s Museum’s Field Trip page. to learn more and call 317-334-4000 to sign your class up or ask questions.

 

Learn about our ever-changing planet, how we are feeding 7 billion people and counting and see how we’re leading the future of food at the Fair Oaks Farms Crop Adventure! There’s no better place on Earth to learn about and experience modern farming than Fair Oaks Farms. In addition to the reduced fee for Indiana students, ISA sponsors a transportation grant to help classes get to the Fair Oaks campus. Learn more about their field trip options at the Fair Oaks Farms website and you can click here to sign your class up.