Last week kicked off the fall semester of Virtual Farm Tours that reached 1,116 high school and middle school-aged students. Dairy farmer Joy Widerman from JoBo Farm in Gettysburg, Pa., led the discussion with 244 high school students. The Baltimore Sun ran a story about the Food and Nutrition Technology class at Glenelg High School that participated in the tour - read the article.
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Hannah Worden of Will-O-Crest Farm in Clifton Springs, N.Y., hosted 872 fourth-sixth graders.
The last tours are slated for Nov. 12 and Nov. 13 for Pre-K – Grade 3 with Nate Chittenden of Dutch Hollow Farm in Schodack Landing, N.Y. It’s not too late to sign up for the final tours.
"The very best virtual dairy farm tour I have ever participated in! Joy did an excellent job of explaining what life on a dairy farm includes, as did the moderator. The format for the tour was well organized and flowed smoothly. It also captured the attention of my students for the entire time," said a teacher whose class participated in the JoBo Farm tour.
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.