Dairy farmers George Andrew of El-VI Farm in Newark, N.Y., and Joy Widerman of Jo-Bo Holsteins in Gettysburg, Pa., hosts of previous ADA North East Virtual Farm Tours, were recently featured in a story about the tours in American Agriculturist.
Since the onset of the pandemic, the tours have gotten 200,000 new views, increasing the total to 234,700 views since March. ADA North East re-publicized the previous tours for families with kids at home looking for fun, educational content.
The Virtual Farm Tour program was launched in 2018 to provide teachers the opportunity to bring an operating dairy farm into their classrooms in real-time using live video chat technology to show how dairy farmers care for their cows, the environment and their local communities.
Dates and locations confirmed for Fall 2020
- November 12 – JoBo Holsteins with Joy Widerman, Gettysburg, Pa.
- November 17 – Will-O-Crest Farms with Hannah Worden, Clifton Springs, N.Y.
- November 18 – Talview Dairy with Stacey Copenhaver, Lebanon, Pa.
About American Dairy Association North East
American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-funded organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing more than 10,000 dairy farm families in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia, ADA North East develops and implements local programs to drive milk and dairy sales at retail outlets and in schools. The organization also conducts consumer education about dairy through events, traditional and social media, and in collaboration with health professionals through National Dairy Council®. ADA North East works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™, the national dairy checkoff organization, to support nutrition research, national partnerships and developing export markets for dairy to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the region. For more information, visit www.AmericanDairy.com or call our Main Office at 315-472-9143.