Yesterday, 4,829 middle and high school students tuned in live to ADA North East’s first 2021 Fall Virtual Farm Tour with Adam Bates at Stauffer Farms, North Lawrence, N.Y., providing the opportunity to learn about dairy farmers’ commitment to care for their cows and the land, and how nutritious milk is produced. Through the use of video technology, more than 55 questions were asked by participants during the tour.

Watch the tour below or on our Facebook page.

“I enjoyed doing the virtual farm tour and would definitely do it again in the future,” said tour host Adam Bates. “I encourage other farmers to host tours because it’s not a huge time commitment to prepare and this format with just a few people onsite makes it easy to be comfortable.”

Additional tours for elementary students will be hosted this week by Mulligan Farm in Avon, N.Y., on Wednesday, Oct. 13 and by Star Rock Farm in Conestoga, Pa., on Thursday, Oct. 14.