Virtual Farm Tour
Take your students on a LIVE Virtual Farm Tour to a Michigan Dairy Farm!
To accommodate the various learning models this fall, there are multiple ways to watch the recorded videos of the three virtual farm tours. You can watch each one below or on YouTube.
Grades K – 2nd
Watch the 30-minute tour of Horning Farms in southeast Michigan to get a sneak peek inside the barns and milking parlor. Students will see how the dairy farmers care for their calves and cows, their community and the environment while producing nutritious and delicious milk.
Grades 3rd – 5th
Watch as Frank Ragnow, Detroit Lions Center, virtually toured Reid Dairy Farm in Eastern Michigan. During this fun, interactive experience students learn how the farm family cares for their calves and cows, where milk comes from, how it is produced and the many different foods that are made from milk. Along with learning about dairy farming, Frank Ragnow shares how he stays healthy and strong.
Grades 6th – 12th
Watch the 45-60 minute tour of Sand Creek Dairy on the west side of Michigan to learn about different careers in the dairy industry. Meet dairy farmer Ethan Haywood to see how the cows are cared for, learn how the milk is collected from the cows and meet the calves. You’ll also hear from special guests who work with dairy farmers across the state: a dairy nutritionist who creates cows’ menu, a dairy veterinarian who helps farmers care for cows and a milk truck driver who collects the milk and drives it to the processing plant. Along with the professionals who work directly with the farm, you’ll hear from a registered dietitian to learn about their career.
SCAVENGER HUNT: Download the worksheet to challenge your students to identify what they see and learn during the tour.
FAQ’s: As you watch the virtual dairy farm tour with your students, there may be many questions. Refer to this document to help answer some of the questions that were not addressed during the tour.
Additional Educational Resources Available: Milk Means More Educational Resources available to download.