Rader Family Farms

The Rader Family Farm started as a dairy farm before growing into a grain farm with over 30 acres of pumpkins, gourds, and sweet corn. School groups can watch an educational movie in the Little Schoolhouse, and then take a tram ride to the pumpkin patch where they’ll learn about how pumpkins grow, and get to pick their own. They can visit the animals in the barnyard, explore the Kiddie Corn Maze, have a picnic, and much more. A field trip for 2nd graders brings students to the farm to learn about planting and agriculture.
Contact Info 
Address: 1238 Ropp Road, Normal, IL 61761. McLean County. Tel: 309-275-8765. Email: fieldtrips@raderfamilyfarms.com. Website: www.raderfamilyfarms.com. Hrs: Weekdays 9AM-6PM, Weekends 10AM-6PM.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental 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