Author: Brittany Snyder

Classroom Snacking Ideas to Celebrate Halloween

Did you know that Halloween isn’t the only reason we have to celebrate in October? It’s also National Cheese Month! Cheese is a great source of calcium, fat, and protein. It also makes a great “brain break” snack in the classroom. here is a fun way to combine celebrations for Halloween and National Cheese Month by using these stencils to create Halloween-themed cheese boards. Click here for more scary Halloween snack ideas.

October 27 Virtual Tour Opportunity

A perfect way to introduce your adopted calf to your students, join American Dairy Association Mideast for a virtual tour in Ohio to learn all about calf care from birth to adolescence on October 27 at 10:00am EST. Calves grow up to become the cows that produce milk, so farmers are committed to getting them off to a healthy start. Students will see firsthand where the calves live, what they eat and how farmers keep them healthy.

During the tour, your class will be able to send questions to farmer Mackenzie to be answered live. As a special treat for Ohio and West Virginia classrooms, you’ll get to “meet” your adopted calf on the tour! Mocha, Latte, and Pumpkin Spice can’t wait to see you!

Storybook Showcases Dairy Farming

A perfect platform to introduce kindergarteners to fall on the farm, this story showcases foods grown in Wisconsin and how they are harvested on the farm. Those outside of Wisconsin can contrast what is in the storybook to what type of foods might be grown in their state.

It is written by Angie Edge and is filled with beautiful illustrations of the farm. The book comes complete with a lesson guide and an activity of making Rainbow Parfaits that showcase the many colors of food. Click on the links below to download the book and lesson guide.

October Farm Tours

Several virtual farm tours are planned for the month of October, and they offer a great opportunity to introduce your students to the dairy farm and what they’ll be experiencing through the year-long Adopt A Cow Program. 

1. Clearview Dairy Farm Virtual Tour
In this virtual tour brought to you by Milk Means More, Farmer Brian will show students where the calves and cows live and how cows are milked.

Date: Thursday, October 13
Time: 10 a.m.
Length: 30 Minutes
Audience: K – 2nd Grade
Location: Michigan
Questions: Call 517-342-4393
CLICK HERE to Register and Get Link

2. Kurtland Farms Virtual Tour
These two farm tours brought to you by the American Dairy Association North East feature Farmer Jared and his farm.

Friday, October 14
Time: 10:30 a.m. EST for
Grades 6 – 12 (45 Min.)
Focus: Technology on the Farm

Time: 12:30 p.m. EST for
Pre-K through 5 (45 Min.)
Focus: Dairy in Your Day
Location: Pennsylvania
Questions: Call 858-361-7199
CLICK HERE to Register and Get Link

3. Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Virtual Farm Tours
These two farm tours are hosted by Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow to expose high school students to career opportunities on the dairy farm.

Thursday, October 20
Time: 9:15 a.m. & 1 p.m. EST
Length: 60 Minutes Each
Audience: High School
Location: Pennsylvania
Questions: Call 717-346-0849
CLICK HERE to Learn More and Register