Fair Oaks Farm Spring 2016

Humanity in the Food Web will repeat its trip to the Fair Oaks Farm this spring.  A great agenda is coming together, including a presentation from WILL‘s Todd Gleason! It is always a pleasure to hear that voice, and it will be a unique opportunity to have him touring the farm with us throughout the day.

6:30 a.m.-6:45 Check in and boarding

7:00 Departure for the Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, Indiana

9:00 Arrival

10:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Visit the Fair Oaks Farm

  • Organized tours,
  • Lunch on your own (bring a sack lunch or purchase from restaurants onsite), and
  • Free time for browsing of exhibits

2:45 Check in for return at buses

3:00 Departure for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

5:00 Arrival

Students should arrive between 6:30 a.m. and 6:45. We will meet along West Pennsylvania Avenue near the Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building. The Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building (AESB) is on the east edge of the south quad, near the ACES Library. Pennsylvania Avenue runs along the southern edge of the building. You’ll find the busses parked in the street.

This is a required class event and attendance will be taken.

Fair Oaks Farm

Looking forward to a great trip to Fair Oaks Farm. This trip will mark the second time we have taken the trip. I believe many in our Humanity in the Food Web course are genuinely looking forward to the trip to the Disney World of Farming. I am sure we’ll create some new perspective on food and agriculture, or maybe the Boy Scouts of America, I am not sure which. Apparently 500 scouts are camping out on the Fair Oaks Farm today!

The Fair Oaks Farm Adventuire Center