Virtual Farm Tour

Have you ever wondered how milk is produced? Or how long it takes for milk to get from farm to table?

American Dairy Association North East invites your classroom on a LIVE Virtual Farm Tour to a Dairy Farm!

What is a Virtual Farm Tour?

Our LIVE 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 classroom. Using video chat technology, your class 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. At the end of the tour, your class will also have an opportunity to send questions to the dairy farmer to be answered live!

Register below for our Spring 2020 live tours or to receive a recording.

Spring 2020 Virtual Farm Tour Host Farms

Check them out on Facebook by clicking the links below (if applicable):

Pre K-3rd grade tour Talview Dairy (Farmer Tour Guide: Stacey Copenhaver) - Tuesday, May 19 (1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) and Wednesday, May 20 (1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

4th-6th grade tour - Will-O-Crest Farm (Farmer Tour Guide: Hannah Worden) - Wednesday, May 27 (10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.)

7th-12th grade tourJoBo Holstein Farm (Farmer Tour Guide: Joy Widerman) - Friday, May 29 (10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.)

Registering for a Virtual Field Trip is as easy as 1-2-3!

1. Complete and submit the form above to register your class and select the date for your virtual field trip.
2. We’ll contact you to confirm your registration and provide further details for testing your connection to ensure your technology works and practicing with us if necessary to prepare you for your trip.
3. Click the link you’ll receive to join on the date of trip and enjoy your tour!

Click here to read our Virtual Farm Tour guidelines

Want more resources to enhance your Virtual Farm Tour?

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.

Dairy Lesson Plans

Check out our dairy lesson plans that meet Common Core standards. Find 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 2nd-12th at the link below:

Journey of Milk: Cow to Cup Video 

Want to see where milk goes when it leaves the farm? Check out American Dairy Association North East’s Cow to Cup video. At 4:20 you can see a milk processing plant firsthand.