CONESTOGA, Pa. (March 22, 2022) – In celebration of National Agriculture Day on March 22, thousands of students from across the country will have the opportunity to visit a Pennsylvania dairy farm without ever leaving their classroom.
American Dairy Association North East is teaming up with Star Rock Farms in Pennsylvania for this exciting live tour. The tour will give students a chance to learn directly from dairy farmers about life on the farm, how farmers care for their cows and how dairy foods are produced in a sustainable way.
Along with the virtual tour, the American Dairy Association North East is providing free lesson plans for participating schools. That means the tours are not only engaging and fun for students, but they also meet curriculum standards.
“Virtual tours are a lot of fun. The children have excellent questions that I can answer for them on the spot,” says dairy farmer and tour host Ed Facer of Star Rock Farms. “Welcoming these students and teachers to our farm virtually helps them understand how milk gets from our farm to their fridge and school,” Facer said. “It’s exciting for me because teaching young people about where their food comes from is important to me as a farmer.”
American Dairy Association North East has been working with local dairy farmers to bring their farms to the classroom since 2018. Virtual farm tours have grown in popularity as an informative and engaging activity for students whether they are learning in school or at home. Previously recorded tours, with more than 400,000 views, are available here.
To register for this tour or other upcoming tours, visit www.AmericanDairy.com/Tour.