Looking for education programs about dairy farming and where milk comes from?
Interested in free dairy lesson plans and classroom activities that meet curriculum standards?
Wish that students could have a farm tour experience at no cost, and without having to leave the classroom?
American Dairy Association North East is here to help! Check out the programs below to find the perfect fit for your in-classroom dairy education needs.
Dairy lesson plans
Are you looking for educational content that accurately represents today’s dairy industry? Look no further! Our standards-based lesson plans about dairy foods and dairy farming give teachers and students the opportunity to learn why dairy is an important part of a balanced diet, find out how milk moo-ves from a local dairy farm to their kitchen table, and discover how today’s dairy farmers use science and technology to keep their cows healthy and protect our environment, all while featuring real dairy farm families from across the northeast!
Lesson plans are available for elementary, middle, and high school levels. These lesson plans can be downloaded at no cost by visiting: http://ymiclassroom.com/lesson-plans/adane-lesson-plans/
Fun on the Farm Series
Dairy farmers from throughout the North East region have graciously opened their barn doors to give us an insider's view of modern dairy farming through the Fun on the Farm video series! Episodes air Saturday Mornings at 10 a.m. EST on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.
Read more about Fun on the Farm videos and Corresponding Lesson Plans
Virtual Farm Tours
Stuck at home with the kids for a while? Need some activities to keep them active? Look no further!
Last year, we hosted virtual farm tours for students to watch in their classrooms. Those videos can be viewed on YouTube now!
- Recording of Virtual Farm Tour to JoBo Holstein Farm | 7th-12th Grade
- Recording of Virtual Farm Tour to Will-O-Crest Farm | 4th-6th Grades
- Recording of Virtual Farm Tour to Talview Dairy | PreK-3rd Grades
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 or classroom. 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.
Tours are offered for grade levels Pre-K-3rd, 4th-6th, and 7th-12th.
For more information, visit: https://www.americandairy.com/dairy-in-schools/virtual-farm-tour.stml
ADA North East also supports dairy education programs created by the Pennsylvania Center for Dairy Excellence. Discover Dairy, is an engaging, interactive, multi-leveled educational lesson series that meets Common CORE Standards for Math, Science and Reading while incorporating social studies. These show upper elementary and middle school students where milk comes from and how dairy farmers contribute to our world.
Make dairy farming "come alive" for your students with Adopt a Cow.
For more information on Discover Dairy, visit their website: https://www.discoverdairy.com/