What is a Virtual Farm Tour?

Our Virtual Farm Tour program connects you directly with a real dairy farm for a live video tour and chat with a farmer, without ever leaving the comfort of your home or classroom. Using video chat technology, you will get a peek at barns, cows and more, and learn firsthand how dairy farmers care for their cows, the land, and produce delicious milk for you to enjoy.

calf named kylie

How to Participate?

The American Dairy Association North East invites students of all ages to participate in a series of LIVE Virtual Dairy Farm Tours in the fall and spring each year.

In addition to being hosted via Zoom for those joining in the classroom, each tour will be live-streamed so students tuning in from home may participate as well.

Teachers

If you are a teacher, please click on the tour below that fits your classroom schedule. You will receive a confirmation email with details for watching the trip in your classroom and for students who may be tuning in from home. Your registration will also provide reminder emails for the event, a link to view the recording of the tour when complete and notifications of future virtual farm tour opportunities.

Students and Parents

If you are a student/parent who will be watching these tours at home, there is no need to register. Please click on the live streaming link listed with each tour to participate on the date and time of your tour.

Watch Past Virtual Farm Tours

Virtual Farm Tour at Talview Dairy

Pre K – 3rd Grades

Virtual Farm Tour at Stauffer Farms

4th – 7th Grades

Virtual Farm Tour at Mulligan Farm

8th – 12th Grades

Resources to enhance your Virtual Farm Tour

Dairy Lesson Plans

Check out our standards-based lesson plans on a variety of dairy farm topics like on-farm technology, how farms recycle, nutritional value of milk, and so much more. There are lesson plans available for grades 2-12 here.

Fun on the Farm Facebook Series

American Dairy Association North East created the “Fun on the Farm” video series, where we partnered with different farmers who covered topics like cow and calf care, cow nutrition, milking procedures, and even cooking with dairy. The series is geared toward grades Pre-K – 3, and most episodes are 15 minutes or less.

FAQ and Vocabulary Sheets

Click the links below to download our tour FAQ and Vocabulary Sheet for the Virtual Farm Tour. This document will help enhance the students’ learning before and during the tour.

Journey of Milk: Cow to Cup Video

Want to see where milk goes when it leaves the farm? Check out our “Cow to Cup” video.

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