Virtual Farm Tours
Have you ever wondered how milk is produced? Or how long it takes for milk to get from farm to table?
We invite your classroom on a LIVE Virtual Farm Tour to a dairy farm through the various tours provided to you for FREE from farms and organizations across the country. Click the “Upcoming Tours” tab to learn about the next virtual farm tour you can sign up for, or check out the other tabs to find past recorded tours to share with your students.
What is a Virtual Farm Tour?
Virtual Farm Tours connect you directly with a real modern dairy farm for a live video tour and chat with a farmer, without ever leaving the comfort of your home. Using video chat technology, you will get a peek at barns, cows, and more as they see and learn firsthand how dairy farmers care for their cows, the land, and produce delicious milk for you to enjoy.
Educational Video Resources
Check out these great videos provided by organizations such as the American Dairy Association North East, Midwest Dairy Council, Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, and the Center for Dairy Excellence. They provide illuminating views of the dairy industry and life on the farm.
Adopt A Cow
Forget the guinea pig. How about adopting a 1,500-pound dairy cow for your classroom mascot? Don’t worry about finding a pen big enough to hold her. The photos and stories we’ll send you about her life on the farm will make her “come alive” for your students!
Throughout the school year from November to May, you receive bi-monthly updates about your adopted calf with the opportunity to live chat with your calf and host farmer at the end. And the best part about this program… it is completely free! So what are you waiting for? Learn more about registration and participation by clicking “Learn More.”Learn More
Virtual Learning Library
With many schools transitioning to virtual learning, Discover Dairy is committed to providing free digital resources and curriculum to help educators give students a virtual look at the dairy industry.
Makin’ Cows Smile
In this virtual lesson, students will learn what it’s like to operate a dairy farm and receive an introduction to animal health. By the end of the virtual lesson, students will be able to describe dairy farming as a way of life, list three ways farmers care for their cows, and list three to four…
Learn More About Dairy Farms
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Books about dairy farms and dairy foods are the perfect addition to your classroom library! Search by topic to find the perfect book to go with each lesson topic. Click here to download the list of books.
Download classroom materials like graphics, posters, and activity sheets to print and use in your own classroom for FREE! Click here for a full list of links to each graphic and poster.