3-P Learning in Agriculture

Hands-on Agriculture Education Workshops for Educators

Want to find ways to incorporate a school garden, visits to local farms, or learning about livestock into your classes?

3-P learning is grounded in Projects, Problems, and Places. This on-farm experience is designed to empower educators to carry out 3-P agriculture, food, and natural resources education (AFNRE) in the classroom. Learn about an exciting new sustainable agriculture curriculum, engage in activities that relate to school gardens and science, and reflect on how these activities could fit into your teaching. This is an opportunity to learn from your local agricultural community and connect students with food and how it is produced. Plan to be outdoors and dress for the weather. We are applying for SCECH credits for this event, the cost of which will be covered.

Two stand alone dates and locations:

Registrants may register for workshops at one of the farms or both of the farms. It is expected that each registrant is committing to attending both days of programming at the site or sites that they register for.


1. Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham, Michigan

Day One: June 15, 2022 starting at 10am - ending at 5pm

Day Two: June 16, 2022, starting at 8am - ending at 1pm


2. Waishkey Bay Farm in Brimley, Michigan

Day One: August 9, 2022 starting at 10am - ending at 5pm

Day Two: August 10, 2022 starting at 8am - ending at 1pm


** Lunch, drinks, and snacks will be provided.

** Travel reimbursements and stipends may be available.

** Each workshop is limited to 20 participants.

For more information:

Contact Michelle Sweeten (msweeten@bmcc.edu)
Funding for this program provided by SARE Eastern Upper Michigan Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum Initiative, Bay Mills Community College, and Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center (MSU UPREC).


Stipends may be available through your MiSTEM Region.

COVID-19 Update

We are planning for all in-person programming. We will follow the recommendations/guidelines from MSU, Bay Mills Indian Community, the State of Michigan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local Health Departments.