Ag-Education on a working citrus farm!
Welcome to the fun of learning about agriculture in California! Our mission at McKellar Family Farms/Farmer Bob’s World, is to foster the relationship between farmers, food, and families, by offering a real citrus farm experience. Agriculture is everywhere. It is the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the houses we live in, and the plants we enjoy. A well-rounded education should include hands-on experiences and true-to-life learning by exposing students to agriculture through a real farm experience. We hope students will be inspired to continue to learn about food, career opportunities, healthy food and life choices while gaining an appreciation for all that agriculture provides.
Tour includes a 45-minute guided wagon tour through the orange groves, a 15-minute video about the picking and packing process, free access to the farm equipment and animal exhibit, a walk through the demonstration orchard featuring 24 different varieties of citrus, access to the picnic area for lunch and an opportunity to pick oranges to take home (in-season) or take oranges home that have been picked for the students. We have added an orange maze to the tour, and we will be increasing the number of farm animals in the spring of 2023.
Tour Costs: $5 per student, teachers, teacher’s aides, and drivers are free. Other guests are $15 each
Farmer Bob’s World is located on a working Citrus Farm, and we take safety and security of our guests very seriously. There is a waiver of liability and photo release form that will need to be filled out by the students’ parents for every tour. Teachers, chaperones, and teachers’ aids will also need to fill out a form for the tours at Farmer Bob’s World.
An invoice will be mailed or emailed to the school prior to the tour date.
We are also mindful of the on-going need for protection against Covid-19 and will take all precautions necessary to assure a clean and safe environment for our guests. Because all aspects of the tour happen outside, face masks are optional.
Let us know if there are any special needs for your students. We have wheelchair accessible ramps for the wagons and are certified by the Autism Association.