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 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.

How to Participate?

Whether learning in school or from home (or a mixture of both) this fall, American Dairy Association North East invites all students to participate in a series of LIVE Virtual Dairy Farm Tours this November.

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.

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.

IF YOU ARE A STUDENT/PARENT who will be watching these tours at home, there is NO NEED TO REGISTER for them. Please click on the live streaming link listed with each tour to participate on the date and time of your tour. 

Live Virtual Farm Tour to JoBo Holstein Farm: 7th-12th Grades. Thursday, November 12 at 10 - 10:45 a.m. EST

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Live Virtual Farm Tour to Will-O-Crest Farm: 4th-6th Grades. Tuesday, November 17 at 10 - 10:45 a.m. EST

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Live Virtual Farm Tour to Talview Dairy - PreK-3rd Grades. Wednesday, November 18 at 1 - 1:30 p.m. EST

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Want more resources to enhance your Virtual Farm Tour or for in-home learning?

Dairy Lesson Plans

Check out our dairy lesson plans that meet academic standards 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 at the link below:

Fun on the Farm Facebook Series

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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 each episode is 15 mins or less. 

To watch these episodes tune into our YouTube or Facebook Page.

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 American Dairy Association North East’s Cow to Cup video. At 4:20 you can see a milk processing plant firsthand.