10 Spring Activities That Connect to Dairy Farming and Environment

Earth Day falls on April 22, and with spring weather in full force across most of the United States, it’s the perfect time to plan some hands-on activities that help make connections to dairy farming, agriculture, and the need to protect our natural resources and environment.

If you’ve been using our Discover Dairy lessons this school year, or simply want to introduce your students to how agriculture connects to the environment and community around them, try one of these 10 activities this spring! From outdoor adventures to garden-themed crafts and spring dairy recipes, make sure you tag us and share which activities you’ve tried this spring.  


1. Take a Spring Scavenger Hunt

With spring in full bloom, children will have a lot of observations they can make in nature. From trees gaining color to birds chirping and sprouting seedlings, print this spring nature scavenger hunt guide for a hands-on, outdoor activity. Students can check off or announce when they’ve found or observed one of the items on the list. Bees, fresh grass and seeds are all included on the scavenger hunt, which gives you an opportunity to explain how these parts of nature affect the crops that dairy farmers plant each season to grow the food that cows will eat.

(Source: Azure Farm Homestead Living)

2. Plan an Upcycling Activity for Earth Day

Did you know that cows are upcyclers? This means dairy cows can upcycle nutrients found in foods that humans can’t eat to make nutritious milk – including almond hulls, bakery leftovers, citrus pulp, potato skins and more! When you consider that nearly 45 to 60% of the fruit is left as a peel or seeds when processing oranges for juice, this shows how important upcycling really is to reducing waste. After all, cows can then take those citrus byproducts that would otherwise go to waste and get nutrients from them to help produce high-quality milk.

In addition to cows’ ability to upcycle, dairy farmers themselves reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible. Even manure is considered a valuable resource. In honor of Earth Day, try creating an interactive activity around upcycling and reducing waste. This snapshot document shares a few ideas related to the byproducts that cows can upcycle.

(Source: American Dairy Association North East)

3. Create a Fruit and Cheerio Bird Feeder

After you enjoy your cereal and milk, try making these Cheerio and Fruit Bird Feeders! It’s a creative spring craft for strengthening fine-motor skills, while helping out your backyard birds when food sources might be scarce.

(Source: Happy Hooligans)

4. Plant Seeds in Egg Cartons

Just like milk, eggs have high protein and many local farms have farm-fresh eggs for sale. If you have a leftover egg carton, try this egg carton greenhouse activity this spring. Your children can plant a seed in each egg compartment and then cover the egg carton half with a plastic bag. Write down your predictions and wait to see which seeds will sprout first!

(Source: JDaniel4’s Mom)


5. Make Seed Bombs for Earth Day

For another fun Earth Day activity that can help you make environmental science connections, try making these wildflower seed bombs. A seed bomb, or seed ball, is a ball of seeds mixed with something compostable which can be shaped into a ball. The seeds are encased in compostable paper or clay and can be thrown into the soil. As the rain falls, the paper composts away, and the seeds germinate and grow wherever the ball is thrown.

Rain is an important part of dairy farming and gardening, and this activity is a relevant way to show children how fresh water and a healthy environment affect crops and plants!

(Source: Kitchen Counter Chronicles)

6. Mix Your Own Milk Paint

If you’re looking for a craft that only requires a few ingredients, try using milk to make homemade paint at home! This DIY milk paint craft uses sweetened condensed milk for a thick, creamy paint and shiny finish. If you have powdered milk on hand instead, this milk paint recipe uses powdered milk, water and food coloring to create vibrant hues. Get artistic with your students this spring, and show them how one of their favorite dairy products – milk – can be used to make DIY paint!

(Sources: Kid Friendly Things to Do and TinkerLab)

7. Design a Self-Watering Planter

To reuse and recycle a common household item – a milk jug – help your child design their own self-watering planter for the garden! This is an engaging activity for spring and can also lead to other environmental connections as you explain the importance of recycling and conserving water.

Water conservation is a critically important practice on today’s dairy farms. Water is recycled up to four times for various uses on the farm – from chilling the actual milk produced, drinking water for the cows, and the cleaning of stalls and growing crops.

(Source: Preparedness Mama)


8. Get Creative with Flower Garden Graham Crackers & Cream Cheese

These Flower Garden Graham Crackers are fun to make, beautiful to look at and delicious to eat this spring! Plus, they use a family-favorite dairy product – cream cheese – for a tasty treat. You only need a few simple ingredients for the base (graham crackers and cream cheese), and then you can use whatever fruit, nuts or toppings you have on hand to decorate!

(Source: She Likes Food)

9. Have a Flavored Milk Taste Test

If it’s not quite warm enough for ice cream, try a milk taste-testing activity instead where your kids can make their own flavor flights! Here are three fun recipes for chocolate peanut butter milk, mint chocolate chip milk, and strawberry banana milk. You could also find a local creamery in your area that makes their own flavored milk and try a few different flavors. Many of these on-farm creameries have exciting flavors like orange creamsicle, salted caramel and more! Remember, milk is a nutrient powerhouse that contains the nine essential nutrients to good nutrition.

(Source: Savor Recipes)

10. Make a Classic Purple Cow Milkshake

This three-ingredient milkshake recipe, called the Purple Cow, is perfect for spring weather! Combine grape juice, milk, and ice cream for refreshing treat on a hot day.

(Source: Love Bakes Good Cakes)

First-Grade Teacher Builds Community Connections and Strong Citizens with Adopt a Cow Program

Anna Breitbach, a first-grade teacher in South Florida, is in her first year of teaching at a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) school. To bring some excitement to her classroom and help students build connections with their community, she signed up for Discover Dairy’s Adopt a Cow program after finding a video from another teacher sharing highlights from the program.

“I actually found out about Adopt a Cow last school year on TikTok. Another teacher made a whole video about the program. When I saw that was an opportunity I could do with my kids, I immediately signed up for it as soon as I saw the video,” Anna shared.

After hearing stories from her mother who grew up on a farm in Europe, Anna has always been intrigued by the world of agriculture. However, living and teaching in a suburban/urban area of Florida means her classroom is farther removed from agriculture and dairy farming.

“We live in an equestrian area, so some of our kids are familiar with horses but they’re not really experienced with what a farm truly is,” Anna explained. “They’ve never seen these kind of things before, so they are instantly drawn to them. They want to know more about the animals, and they love seeing the videos.”

After signing up for the free Adopt a Cow program, her classroom “adopted” a calf from a Florida dairy farm and receive regular photos, video updates, lesson ideas and other activities throughout the year. Especially at a STEM school where Anna works to make science connections and teach students what good citizenship means, the Adopt a Cow program has helped her first-graders make:

  • Social studies connections. During a social studies lesson, Anna’s first-grade students were learning about suburban, urban and rural areas.

    “They were making a poster about the different areas, and they were so excited to use their adopted calf, Glenda, as an example of a rural area. It was a great connection they were able to make. I didn’t even expect it.”
  • STEM and science connections. Every Friday, students participate in a STEM activity at her school. The Adopt a Cow program and its resources, including a growth chart, has helped reinforce some of these STEM concepts.

    “Every couple of Fridays, our STEM activity will be something involving our adopted calf. We might watch the videos you provide us, do a little activity about it, or go over the update about our adopted calf. I’ve been using the program as a science perspective in the classroom,” Anna added. “I have the growth chart where we log the height of our calf and the kids can compare their heights to the cow’s height. It has been really interesting having something physical to compare to, since we can’t actually visit the calf.”
  • Community connections. Since her students aren’t exposed to dairy farming in their immediate area, Anna says the Adopt a Cow program has helped them widen their perspective about other parts of the country and learn important lessons about community and citizenship.

    “I think it’s very important for students to understand their communities. Everyone says school is meant to teach children how to be citizens. In order to be a good citizen in your country, you need to know the backbone of it – not just where you live, but all the different aspects of our country,” she said. “ There are people who work every day taking care of animals and producing our food. It’s important to know that, so you can appreciate what you have.”

To bring the program full circle, Anna and her students had the unique opportunity to meet their adopted calf at the South Florida Fair. Not every host farm in the program participates in this type of meet-and-greet event, but these first-graders were lucky enough to meet their adopted calf at the fair.

“A month later, the students are still talking about that. I even went. It was a surreal moment. We’ve been learning all about this cow and the process, and then we actually got to see her,” Anna added.

After using the Adopt a Cow program for most of the school year, Anna says it is bringing dairy farming to life for her students and increasing their understanding of food production when they visit the grocery store.

“I would encourage other teachers to take advantage of all the Adopt a Cow resources, because it’s free to us as teachers. The program makes such great connections,” Anna shared. “Students learn to appreciate where their food comes from and are able to put a ‘face’ to the milk at the grocery store. It’s giving kids those opportunities to connect what they’re learning in school to what’s actually going on in the community.”

Discover Dairy is an educational series managed by the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania in partnership with American Dairy Association Northeast, American Dairy Association Indiana, Midwest Dairy, The Dairy Alliance, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, Dairy Council of Arizona and Nevada, Dairy West, New England Dairy, Dairy Farmers of Washington, American Dairy Association Mideast, Dairy Council of Florida, United Dairy Industry of Michigan, and Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council.

Learn more about the program.

Discover Dairy Activities Help Home-School Students Build Greater Appreciation for Agriculture

After growing up in her 4-H program, Becky Norton – a home school teacher in suburban Georgia – was excited to find the Discover Dairy program so she could help her children develop a similar appreciation for agriculture. Discover Dairy is an interactive, cross-curricular educational series that introduces elementary and middle school students to where their milk comes from and how dairy farmers contribute to our world.

Becky’s children, Emma and Eli who are in first and second grade, already have a basic knowledge of farming thanks to their family’s cattle farm in Kansas. Becky says the Discover Dairy program is helping broaden their understanding of all that goes into agriculture while making stronger connections with their family.

“This is our first year following along with Discover Dairy and using some of the curriculum and activities. Our eventual goal is to move to Kansas to live on our family’s cattle farm, so we have been able to relate the Discover Dairy activities to [our family],” she said. “Bringing that home really gave my kids a better insight into what our family’s day consists of as cattle farmers.”

So far, Becky has incorporated hands-on classroom enrichment activities focused on feed and nutrition for dairy cows. They have also learned about calf care and how dairy farmers care for the youngest members of their herds.

“The very first video we watched talked about how dairy farmers have their nurseries set up when calves are born. That was eye-opening for my kids, and it was interesting for them to see that. They were intrigued,” Becky shared.

The program is not only giving them a greater appreciation for where their food comes from, but it’s also helping them learn about the hard work farmers take to care for their animals, be good stewards of the land and produce nutritious products.

“I want them to learn there’s a lot more work that goes into farming than what we see. I want them to have a greater appreciation for the work that goes into getting our meal onto the table,” Becky explained. “It’s not just about raising the cow and the calf. Farmers have to feed them properly so they produce milk. I just want them to have greater knowledge from start to finish.”

To learn about feed and nutrition for dairy cows, Becky and her kids did a hands-on activity comparing trail mix to the mixed ration that cows eat.

As a home school teacher, Becky also finds that the Discover Dairy lessons and activities are adaptable and user-friendly. She’s able to customize the curriculum to their unique learning environment.

“The Discover Dairy lessons have been really easy to follow along with. The first one was as simple as opening up the video and using the conversation questions. I appreciate that the prep work is quick, whether I’m planning three weeks in advance or the night before. I like that it’s quick to put together,” she said. “My kids are very close in age, but for a home school family that has multiple grade levels, it would be very easy to adapt to a greater age span. In a classroom setting, teachers could pick out age-appropriate activities and do a lot of cross-curricular activities. You can pull in agriculture, math and language arts, too.”

Becky hopes to join her family on the farm in Kansas and continues to use the Discover Dairy program as a starting point for her children’s future career possibilities.

“Farming is an important part of nutrition. It’s an important part of the economy. It’s an important part of how the grocery store gets their product. By the time [my kids] get to the point where they’re working on the farm, I want them to already know there’s a lot of work that goes into farming and they’ll be ready for it,” she added.

Discover Dairy is an educational series managed by the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania in partnership with American Dairy Association Northeast, American Dairy Association Indiana, Midwest Dairy, The Dairy Alliance, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, Dairy Management West, New England Dairy, Dairy Farmers of Washington, American Dairy Association Mideast, Dairy Council of Florida, and United Dairy Industry of Michigan.

Adopt a Cow Program Helps Pre-School Students Make Early Connections to Agriculture and Environment

In De Pere, Wisconsin, Jayne Black is showing her pre-school students how agriculture connects to so many different parts of their lives. With a personal interest in the environment and “turning schools green,” Jayne works to help her students become green leaders and find ways to make schools more sustainable. When she heard about Discover Dairy’s Adopt a Cow program, she thought it was a natural way to expand on some of the lessons about nature and the environmental literacy she was already teaching her students – who range from 4-6 years old.

With her students being excited about agriculture after taking a field trip to a farm last year, Jayne hoped the Adopt a Cow program could help her dive deeper.  

“Those field trips are great, but they don’t really get into the nitty gritty of how important of a role our environment plays in a cow’s life,” she shared. “I thought this was such a cool program because my kids were really interested in the farm [when we visited].”

After signing up for the free Adopt a Cow program, her classroom “adopted” Ruby from Vision Aire Farms, LLC, a dairy farm in their home state of Wisconsin.  They receive regular photos, video updates, lesson ideas and other activities throughout the year to give students in-depth exposure to the world of dairy farming and the important role of a dairy farmer. 

“Most of my kids definitely don’t live on a farm. They’re from more urban and upper-class environments,” Jayne said. “That’s why I felt it was really important to have this experience so they can appreciate agriculture at this young age and connect to it.”

So far, Jayne and her students have constructed their own barn for the classroom, filled with a plastic cow, Ruby, who wears a personalized collar. She also utilized the growth chart, a free resource provided through the Adopt a Cow program, to help students measure their adopted calf’s growth and compare it to their own heights.

“Through the curriculum I’ve taught them, they are already very engaged with nature and animals. They were really excited to find out what their calf’s name was,” Jayne said. “I also used the growth chart so they could see how big Ruby was versus how tall they are. They’re really able to grasp that she is growing, and that’s something they can relate to.”

They have also watched a virtual farm tour and engaged in creative art activities such as making cow handprints. With each handprint being so different, Jayne was able to make real-world connections that way, too.

“We talked about how every cow is different. Ruby looks this way, but everyone is an individual. Even if we look the same, we’re still different,” she added.

With her passion for environmental literacy, the Adopt a Cow program has allowed Jayne to introduce some of those concepts to her students and share how dairy farming plays an important role in sustainability.

“They can definitely relate to the fact that water is so important and food is so important to taking care of cows. The farmer who is taking care of the cows is also important. It’s really setting a solid foundation for all that it takes to care for these animals. It’s really growing that appreciation,” Jayne explained. “I talk to the kids a lot about how we share the air that we breathe and how that’s important for cows, too. They need fresh, clean air and places to roam. I think they’re really getting the bigger picture.”

For Jayne’s students, the Adopt a Cow program has given them some ownership and engagement with a world they are learning about for the very first time.

“The visuals of the calf, and the way the program helps students feel ownership over it, it’s really powerful,” she added.

Discover Dairy is an educational series managed by the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania in partnership with American Dairy Association Northeast, American Dairy Association Indiana, Midwest Dairy, The Dairy Alliance, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, Dairy Council of Arizona and Nevada, Dairy West, New England Dairy, Dairy Farmers of Washington, American Dairy Association Mideast, Dairy Council of Florida, United Dairy Industry of Michigan, and Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council.

Learn more about the program.

Second-Grade Students Enthusiastic About Adopt a Cow Program in Suburban West Virginia

As a second-grade teacher in Wheeling, West Virginia, Bennett McKinley has found a creative way to boost excitement and enthusiasm with his students: by “adopting” a cow from a working dairy farm. With more than 30,000 classrooms participating in Discover Dairy’s Adopt a Cow program this school year, the program is impacting more than one million students across the globe. When classrooms like Bennett’s sign up for the program, they are paired with a calf and farm in the program and receive regular photos, video updates, and activity sheets. 

For Bennett, this is his second year participating in the Adopt a Cow program.

“It sounded like a fun way for my students to learn about cows, farming, and the dairy industry. I decided to re-enroll this year for those same reasons, with the intent to increase how much I fold the resources into my lessons,” he shared.

Living in a suburban area, most of his West Virginia students have not grown up around dairy farming or agriculture. By watching a newborn calf grow throughout the school year, they can make connections to their own growth, their own families, and where their food comes from, which can be very exciting for elementary students.

“I would say my class is mostly unfamiliar with farming or agriculture. Regardless of their prior knowledge, the students have been very excited and curious to learn more about our calf as well as the farm where she is living,” Bennett said.

With his students’ enthusiasm for their adopted calf, Bennett has found several creative ways to reinforce second-grade learning skills and curriculum through the program’s free lessons and resources. Bennett says the Adopt a Cow program has helped him expand on:

  • Classroom engagement and conversations: Bennett and his students discuss their adopted calf almost every day during their morning meetings.
  • Math skills: His students have used the calf’s measurements and a growth chart that was provided through the program in some of their math work.
  • English and language arts skills: Students put their English and language arts skills into practice by drafting letters with questions about their host farm and calf.
  • Geography knowledge: According to Bennett, last year their adopted calf went on imaginary “visits” around the world with an arctic fox to teach students about geography and unique locations across the planet. 

With a new Adopt a Cow online portal available this year to access calf information and classroom enrichment activities, Bennett says the program has not only helped his classroom learn about the dairy industry, but participation has been simple and seamless for him as a teacher.

“This year’s portal and website make it easier to access information. It’s intuitive and easy to navigate,” he added.

Discover Dairy is an educational series managed by the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania in partnership with American Dairy Association Northeast, American Dairy Association Indiana, Midwest Dairy, The Dairy Alliance, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, Dairy Council of Arizona and Nevada, Dairy West, New England Dairy, Dairy Farmers of Washington, American Dairy Association Mideast, Dairy Council of Florida, United Dairy Industry of Michigan, and Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council.

Learn more about the program.

Elementary and Middle School Students Tour U.S. Dairy Farms Through Field Trip Grants

A group of 70 elementary and middle school teachers from Pennsylvania and beyond provided students with hands-on learning experiences at local dairy farms this spring. The teachers, who are enrolled in the Dairy Excellence Foundation’s Discover Dairy program, received dairy farm field trip grants through the Dairy Excellence Foundation, PA Dairymen’s Association, and Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. The grants, which amounted to more than $22,000, allowed these classrooms to tour dairy farms in their community and talk firsthand with dairy farmers and their families.

During the farm tours, students discovered how farmers care for their cows, conserve their natural resources, and produce nutritious dairy products. Teachers also used the farm tour fields trip as an opportunity to build connections to their educational curriculum and local community.

“Our first-grade students learned about dairy cows and how well they are cared for, what they eat and drink, and how they are milked,” said Jennifer Metzler of Williamsburg Community Elementary School in Pennsylvania, one of the grant recipients. “The highlight of the trip was seeing the newborn calves and the forage harvester. Students were also treated to ice cream after the tour.”

For dairy farmers who open their doors to host students and teachers, the farm tour field trips allow them to share how dairy products are produced on the farm and eventually arrive at the grocery store—strengthening their connections with future consumers and the community at large.

“We talked about cow care, robots, cow comfort, and they named the newborn calf [during the tour]. Their smiles made my day. Some of the kids started the tour withdrawn and distant, but by the tour’s end, even the most timid ones in the group wanted to shake my hand and say ‘thank you,’” said Mark Rodgers of Hillcrest Farms, Inc. in Georgia, one of the farms who hosted a field trip. “They learned a lot about dairy, and I think they will go home and share what they learned about milk, dairy products, and all the things their local farmer does to produce it and care for their animals.”

Funds from the dairy farm field trip grants can assist teachers in paying for busing, farm tours, lunch, or dairy treats. Any classroom currently enrolled in the Discover Dairy program is eligible to apply, with several grants designated specifically for Pennsylvania and Wisconsin classrooms.

“It was a great field trip. The farm [we visited] has been around for 102 years. We were able to see how a dairy farm operates and learn all about cows. Dairy farms are such a big part of our town, so this trip tied in nicely with our social studies standards. Those standards include learning about important industries in our town and state. Thank you so much for helping to make this trip possible,” said Zandra Trudeau, a third-grade teacher from Woodstock Elementary School in Connecticut, one of the grant recipients.

Discover Dairy, managed by the Dairy Excellence Foundation, is an engaging, interactive, multi-leveled educational series that shows upper elementary and middle school students where milk comes from and how dairy farmers contribute to our communities.

“These dairy farm field trips give students the opportunity to get on the farm and expand on what they’ve learned through their Discover Dairy lessons and activities. Congratulations to these teachers for receiving grants that could help them plan memorable, hands-on learning experiences on local farms,” said Brittany Snyder, Dairy Education Program Manager at the Dairy Excellence Foundation.

The following teachers received Discover Dairy farm field trip grants during the 2021-22 school year:

  • Amanda Hoover—  Southwood Elementary, North Carolina
  • Ami Medley— Grove Elementary School, Oklahoma
  • Amy Vetterli— Preschool of the Arts, Wisconsin
  • Amy Williams—Battle Ground Middle School, Indiana
  • Angela Premo— St. Joseph’s Elementary School, New York
  • Becky Denney— Charleston Elementary, Tennessee
  • Becky Kleinfelter— Jackson Elementary, Pennsylvania
  • Beth McMurtrey— Hermitage Springs Elementary, Tennessee
  • Blaire Thornton— Zolfo Springs Elementary, Florida
  • Brianna Baab— Wabasha-Kellogg, Minnesota
  • Brianna Schyvinck— Westside Elementary, Wisconsin
  • Brittney Magness— Home school teacher, Arizona           
  • Carla Zimmerman— Lombardi Middle School, Wisconsin
  • Carrie Allord— St. Francis Church, Minnesota
  • Cassie Reetz— John Muir Elementary, Wisconsin
  • Chrissy Blycheck— Christ the Divine Teacher School, Pennsylvania
  • Christan Rosier— Thomson High School, Georgia
  • Christy Edens— McNeel Intermediate School, Wisconsin
  • Courtney Schwanz— Jackson Christian Elementary, Michigan
  • Denise Reinhold— Conrad Weiser West Elementary, Pennsylvania
  • Emily Sherfinski— North Elementary, Wisconsin
  • Erin Mindt— Bethune Academy, Wisconsin
  • Erin Snyder— East Pike Elementary School, Pennsylvania
  • Gina Williams— Carroll Magnet Middle School, North Carolina
  • Heidi Gross— Thomas Dale High School, Virginia
  • Jacqueline Wilk—Seabrook Middle School, New Hampshire
  • Jen Overbeck— Joseph Pennell Elementary School, Pennsylvania
  • Jennifer Bailey— Argyle Central School, New York
  • Jennifer McLaughlin— Jersey City Public School, New Jersey
  • Jennifer Metzler— Williamsburg Community Elementary School, Pennsylvania
  • Jessica Crawford— Titusville Area School District, Pennsylvania
  • Jessica Hite— Chestnut Ridge Central Elementary, Pennsylvania
  • Jessica Izzo— Lincoln Elementary Community School, New York
  • Jodie Day— Townsend Elementary School, New York
  • Jung-Eun Lee— MacDowell Montessori School, Wisconsin
  • Kaitlyn Dwyer— Eden Elementary, Wisconsin
  • Kaitlynn Mynatt— Hatley High School, Missouri
  • Kasey Kautzer— Mead Elementary, Wisconsin
  • Katie Boisvert— Jackson Elementary, Wisconsin
  • Kattie Schulte— Edgewood-Colesburg Elementary, Iowa
  • Kelli Stubbe— Indiana Junior High School, Pennsylvania
  • Kelsey Loughran— Eagle Point Elementary School, Wisconsin
  • Kim Bauer— Wynford Middle School, Ohio
  • Kira Kalepp— School District of Athens, Wisconsin
  • Kris Liddicoat— Iowa-Grant Elementary, Wisconsin
  • Kristen O’Connor— Holy Family Catholic School, Pennsylvania
  • Lauren Newell and Kristen Caldwell— Dyersburg City School, Tennessee
  • Lisa Blair— Warder Park Wayne Elementary, Ohio
  • Lori Bongert— Rio Elementary, Wisconsin
  • Madeline Knoblock— Emmeline Cook Elementary School, Wisconsin
  • Maria Schneider—Brecksville-Broadview Hts. Middle School, Ohio
  • Marian Ferlin— Latrobe Elementary School, Pennsylvania
  • Mary Allyse Malone— McCants Middle School, South Carolina
  • Melissa Carden— Barneveld School District, Wisconsin
  • Monica Joubert – Farmington High School, Minnesota
  • Nicole Bauer— Klein Elementary, Pennsylvania
  • Pam Bockstoce— Rainbow’s End Learning Center, Pennsylvania
  • Randy Bergman— Prentice Elementary School, Wisconsin
  • Sabrina Hayes— Florida A&M, Florida
  • Sage Bennett— South Nodaway Barnard, Missouri
  • Sandra Choquette— Captain Hunt Preschool, Rhode Island
  • Sandra Suncin— Imagine Bell Canyon, Arizona
  • Shyla Woock— Marshall Elementary, Wisconsin
  • Tamee Schultz— Bridgewater-Emery, South Dakota
  • Teresa Dubanowich— Roosevelt Elementary School, Wisconsin
  • Tricia Coxwell— Putnam County Primary School, Georgia
  • Victorian Sinn— Chambersburg Area Senior High School, Pennsylvania
  • Zandra Trudeau — Woodstock Elementary School, Connecticut

Applications for upcoming dairy farm field trip grants will be available in the fall of 2022. Learn more about the program at For more information, contact Brittany Snyder at or call 717-346-0849.

Discover Dairy is an educational series managed by the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania in partnership with American Dairy Association Northeast, American Dairy Association Indiana, Midwest Dairy, The Dairy Alliance, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, Dairy Council of Arizona and Nevada, Dairy West, New England Dairy, Dairy Farmers of Washington, American Dairy Association Mideast, Dairy Council of Florida, United Dairy Industry of Michigan, and Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council.


The Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax deductible organization that is Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) approved. Established in 2010, the foundation’s mission is to build and invest in programs that cultivate and empower the next generation of producers, consumers, and advocates for the Pennsylvania dairy industry. Learn more at

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