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CALF is dedicated to connecting people to agriculture through authentic edcuational programs, community projects and special events.
CALF operates the historic, 133-acre Lowell Ranch as a working educational ranch to help people better understand the importance of agriculture in everyday life. CALF's Lowell Ranch is equipped with indoor and outdoor classroom facilities and a community meeting room with kitchen. We provide: 4-H and FFA members space to raise livestock projects, and land for food production, community gardens, and pumpkin patch which provides pumpkins for the community at our annual Harvest Day.
Programs:Our accessible facilities and strong community and industry connections position CALF to resourcefully connect people to agriculture. We work cooperatively with all who are interested in conducting high quality educational programs, organize unique opportunities for the community to experience agricultural life, and host innovative and engaging special events.
CALF works with the Douglas County School District to provide our Connecting Kids to Agricultureschool age programs. Our programs currently include: FBarnyard Buddies (Kindergarten) Farm Days (Grades K-1), Food from the Farm (2 nd Grade), Colorado Ranching and Heritage Day (4 th Grade) and CAMP CALF! A summertime agricultural adventure (Ages 9-12 year olds). Our long-term plan is to offer a full range of youth and adult educational programs that are portable to other locations in addition to the Lowell Ranch and that includes teacher training workshops, classroom resource packet development, authentic field experiences, and demonstration projects.
Each year, CALF hosts several events and festivals focused on agricultural enjoyment and awareness. Working with a broad spectrum of industry sectors, we provide activities that bring life and meaning to agriculture during our May Days and Harvest Day events at the Lowell Ranch.