University of Maryland Extension

Days of Learning Program

The Days of Learning Program is a program that has been developing over the last year or so where we connect the Cecil County School of Technology High School students with local agricultural businesses so that they can experience first-hand how a real agricultural business operates. With this behind the scenes approach to learning, we hope the students will make a direct connection with one of these businesses and participate in a shadowing opportunity or an internship.

We have been working with Rachael Coffey, Cecil County School of Technology, to develop an Extension Program called, “Days of Learning.”  The idea behind this program is to provide our high school students who are interested in agriculture, an up-close and personal look at how an agricultural business/farm operates.  We have taken several field trips to learn and experience “behind the scenes” on how a particular business operates and why it operates that way.

We have also had businesses bring their specialty to the School of Technology for a direct presentation to the agriculture program students in their classroom setting.  We believe the more exposure these students get to the many facets of agriculture and how an agriculture business operates, will give them a better understanding and more knowledge about agriculture.

Rachael and I would love to have the opportunity to bring the students to your farming operation to learn about your farm/operation.  If that is not feasible, we would love to have you come to the School of Technology this fall to showcase your operation in their classroom. So please, contact me so that we can discuss your options whether it be a field trip, or a time for you to come to the school to educate the students about your place in agriculture.

Doris Behnke

Senior Agent Associate


Master Gardener Coordinator




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