Dairy Farm(er) to School
Start your school’s dairy farm to school program today! The following programs are an excellent resource for engaging students about from where their food comes. The majority of milk purchased at the grocer and served at school is produced and processed in your community.
Journey of Milk DVD and Classroom Materials
The Journey of Milk DVD and supporting materials are designed for use in upper elementary school classrooms to introduce students to dairy farms, the steps in producing and processing milk, interesting facts about cows and the dairy industry, and the nutritional value of dairy foods. Includes 30 student handouts and teacher guide.
Give your students an opportunity to meet a REAL dairy farmer. There are 2 ways to experience the journey milk makes from farm to school:
One time classroom presentation.
To enhance the Journey of Milk, schedule a Dairy Ambassador visit. Using the Journey of Milk as an introduction, your local dairy farmer will share with students all about their life on the dairy farm, show photos of their farm and their cows, and answer questions. The presentation is approximately 30 minutes. Contact Kristin Tucker to schedule at 720-356-3174.
Adopt a Farmer
Take part in a school-year long journey in which your students will be able to experience dairy farming through interaction with a real dairy farmer. Students will be able to correspond with a dairy farmer through letters, videos and much more. You can use the Journey of Milk as an additional educational component of this program as well.
This is a great program to enhance Fuel Up To Play 60. The Adopt a Farmer program can be a Healthy Eating Play when utilizing the Farms to School: Farms Deliver or Farms to School: Know Your Foods suggested plays. To learn more about Fuel Up To Play 60, check out how to get started and enroll today!
To learn more about Fuel Up To Play 60, check out how to get started and enroll today!
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