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 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?
American Dairy Association North East looks forward to hosting Live Virtual Farm Tours in Spring 2021. In the meantime, we have many Virtual Farm Tour recordings and other educational resources for teachers and parents to utilized for in-home learning. These resources are listed below.
Recording of Virtual Farm Tour to JoBo Holstein Farm | 7th-12th Grades
Recording of Virtual Farm Tour to Will-O-Crest Farm | 4th-6th Grades
Recording of Virtual Farm Tour to Talview Dairy | PreK-3rd Grades
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
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.
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.