Fun on the Farm with Farmer Johanna

Author: Administrator | April 20, 2020


Fun on the Farm with Farmer Johanna

Join Farmer Johanna and her daughter Brynley as they share their sustainable dairy farming practices and give us a peek behind-the-scenes at Barbland Dairy.

Day 1 | Recycle

Did you know that cows are great at recycling? Learn how the cows at Barbland Dairy recycle 5000 pounds of leftover food a day!

Want to learn more about how cows recycle? Download our Dairy Recyclers lesson plan

Day 2 | Reduce

Join Farmer Johanna and her daughter Brynley, as they show us how they reduce waste on the farm by adding whey, leftover from the yogurt making process, to the feed for their cows.

Day 3 | Reuse

Farmer Bret and Brynley show us how they reuse water at Barbland Dairy. You can reuse water at home by using leftover water from boiling noodles or veggies to water your house plants or garden.

Want to learn more about how dairy farmers conserve water on their farms? Check out our full lesson plan here.

Day 4 | Manure

Did you know that farmers recycle cow poop? How amazing is that!

In this episode, Farmer Johanna and her daughter Brynley show us how cow manure is recycled on their farm and used to fertilize their crops. 

Day 5 | Upcycle Craft

Farmer Johanna and Brynley show us how they reduce, reuse, and recycle by making a tomato planter and watering can from used milk and other beverage containers they had at home.


American Dairy Association North East is one of 16 state and regional promotion organizations working under the umbrella of the United Dairy Industry Association. It is the local affiliate of the National Dairy Council®, which has been conducting nutrition education and nutrition research programs since 1915. For more information, visit www.americandairy.com.