Hodges Family Farm

Hodges Family Farm has been around for over 100 years, educating the public on farming and farm animals. The 150+ acre property once served as a dairy farm, but is now home to a variety of animals including horses, sheep, goats, and many more. Other farm attractions include seasonal produce, holiday events, and seasonal education programs. Visit in the fall for admission to the pumpkin patch, or to schedule an educational field trip. Spring field trips are available in April and May.
Contact Info
Address: 3900 Rocky River Rd., Charlotte, NC 28215. Mecklenburg County.
Tel: 704-608-8897.
Email: hodgesfarmnc@gmail.com, kimhodgesatthefarm@gmail.com (to schedule a school trip).
Hrs: Vary.
Visit in the fall for a pumpkin patch field trip! This fun tour gives an overview of the farm and its animals while also providing students with an educational trip. Students get a 5 rotation educational tour that includes learning about how a pumpkin grows, an animal tour, a hay ride, and each student receives a small pumpkin to take home. After the tour is over the group can enjoy lunch in the picnic area and play time in the hay bale maze. Field trips are also offered in April, with a focus on strawberry farming, the importance of growing hay, and farm equipment. Request a tour here
Contact Info
Contact: Kimberly Hodges Schoch, 704-608-8897, kimhodgesatthefarm@gmail.com.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-3rd.
Group Size: 5 rotations of 30-40 students (150-200 students total).
Activity Type: Day Trips, Performances.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 30-40 per staff member.
Registration: Online.
Food Options: Picnic area available.
Cost: $10 per student. Discount available for Special Needs groups and Title 1 schools.
Accessible To: LD, ASD. 
Topics Covered: animals, farming, nutrition, plants, pumpkin picking, science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Farm Lesson Plan

The average American may eat 125 pounds of potatoes each year, but corn is actually America's number one field crop, providing ingredients for cereals, peanut butter, snack foods and soft drinks. Use a trip to an agricultural farm to find out where our fruits and vegetables come from. ... Continue