ADA North East’s first elementary school virtual farm tour this week drew more than 9,200 students who learned about dairy farmers’ commitment to care for their cows and the land, and how nutritious milk is produced. Emilie Mulligan of Mulligan Farm in Avon, N.Y., hosted the tour on Wednesday, and with the use of video technology, was asked more than 200 questions by participants!
“They had such great questions, and it was really fun to be able to answer them in real time throughout the tour,” said Mulligan. “I really enjoy helping people understand where their food comes from and being able to tell them what I do on the farm every day.”
ADA North East invited a reporter from the Auburn Citizen to watch the tour with a classroom of kindergarteners at the Herman Avenue Elementary School.
“Our class had an opportunity to travel to a farm without leaving our classroom,” said the class’s teacher Meg Gremli. “The kids loved seeing the cows and really have an understanding, even at a young age, that the animals are well taken care of and that transpires to the products that we get are good and healthy for us.”
Also, WIVB-TV in Buffalo made an appearance at Herbert Hoover Elementary School in Buffalo, N.Y., to highlight the Mulligan virtual farm tour.
On Monday, Oct. 11, more than 4,800 middle and high school students tuned in live to watch ADA North East’s Virtual Farm Tour at Stauffer Farms in North Lawrence, N.Y., and today, Oct. 14, Star Rock Farm in Conestoga, Pa., is hosting another elementary school tour.
“I really enjoy helping people understand where their food comes from and being able to tell them what I do on the farm every day.” ~ Emilie Mulligan
Get more information about ADA North East’s 2021 Fall Virtual Farm Tours!