The Uinta County Conservation District facilities the Adopt-a-Rancher Classroom Program for Uinta County third graders to communicate with a local rancher during the school year to learn first-hand the importance of agriculture in their lives and community in a fun, educational way.
Thanks to the generous volunteer efforts of our Adopted Ranchers and their families, this program continues successfully in Bridger Valley since 2009.
Throughout the school year, students gain valuable knowledge about local agriculture through monthly letters and pictures from the ranch.
Students respond by writing letters to the rancher during the school year.
On years alternating with the Ag Expo, the adopted rancher hosts a ‘Meet the Rancher Day’ for students to experience the ranch in person.
The Uinta County Conservation District oversees this program and is available to assist in any way needed, including covering associated costs.
The Conservation District is also available to teach Ag lessons in the classroom in association with this program.