Special school tours for Omaha area students in grades three and four are conducted each year by members of the Douglas County Extension Agency. Over 2,000 children each year have the opportunity to experience this outstanding educational event. Tour guides discuss agriculture and how it affects everyone's lives. The tours lasts two to three hours as students go through a variety of education sessions and hands-on activities. This program is a terrific opportunity to obtain a mini-lesson in agriculture. To arrange a school tour visit contact Marci Carroll at the Douglas County Extension Office at (402) 444-7836 or
Thursday, September 25th & Friday, September 26th, 2014
9:15 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.
This year's stops include: the Purina Mills Animal Zone with a visiting farrowing exhibit where kids can see baby pigs being born, Nebraska Department of Agriculture and an interactive, educational stage show called the Thank a Farmer® Magic Show which is an engaging entertainment show that tests viewer's knowledge of agriculture through magic, storytelling and music.
Each year the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation produces a free publication designed to educate 3rd and 4th grade students on the history of agriculture in Omaha, the state of Nebraska along with ARCR history and information and is an excellent teaching resource! School Chronicles are available for area 3rd & 4th grade teachers to distribute in the Fall each school year. Each year 50,000 book covers depicting agriculture scenes and information are distributed to school age children throughout the area free of charge.
If you are a teacher not currently receiving any of the above resources and would like to, please contact Ak-Sar-Ben's River City Rodeo & Stock Show at 402-554-9600 ext 107 or click
to email your request.
Chronicle Presented by:
Resources available to download:
Suggested Western Book List - Courtesy of the Omaha Public Library
Cowboy Word Search
In addition to these resources, we have a limited supply of educational books about agriculture to supplement your teaching during the weeks leading up to and during Ak-Sar-Ben's River City Rodeo & Stock Show. Please contact 402-554-9600 ext. 107 to request books for your school. We will distribute on a first come, first serve basis.