Farm to School
Applications Now Open for the 2018 Vermont Dairy in the Classroom Grant!
Dairy in the Classroom is a program offered to PK-3rd grade teachers in Vermont schools and funded by Vermont Dairy farmers. The program was designed by Virginia Holiman to increase students’ appreciation and knowledge of dairy farming, dairy products and healthy eating.
WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM PROVIDE?
- Five 75 minute classroom visits from a Dairy in the Classroom educator
- Variety of fun hands-on activities related to cows, dairy farming, and the production of dairy products
- Field trip to a cow-based dairy farm
- Grant funding of $200 per classroom to cover field trip expenses
For more information and to apply, click on the links below:
New England Green Pastures Dairy Farm of the Year Posters
From Dairy Farm to School: milk is fresh, local and dairylicious! This poster celebrates the dairy farmer of the year and highlights the Fuel Up to Play 60 State Ambassadors in each of our five New England states.
Know Your Dairy Farmer
Our Know Your Dairy Farmer mini-posters feature a farm from each of our five New England states. Within the posters are photos from the farm, udderly cool cow facts and maybe a corny joke or two. Each issue can be downloaded and either placed in a standing frame for display on the milk cooler or put together to make an 11”x17” mini-poster for your bulletin board.
Back to School 2016
Know Your Dairy Farmer Archive
Interest is high among educators, students, parents and other folks to learn more about where our food comes from. As a result, we have compiled the activities and resources found below with the goal of educating students about agriculture, the food chain and the importance of eating a healthy diet.
We’re sure you will find them to be valuable resources to help children understand the role of dairy in healthy eating and in the community.
From Cow to You: How Milk Gets from Farm to Table
Use the educator guide and activities from these 3 reproducible handouts along with a poster on how milk travels from farm to table to enhance your classroom’s health and science curriculum for students in grades 5-8. Activities focus on deeper-level thinking skills and stimulate discussion about dairy farming; dairy nutrition and sustainability and food waste.
- What You Need to Know About Milk
- What You Need to Know About Dairy Farming
- GENYOUth Farm to School Briefing
- Food Models Dairy Group
Fuel Up to Play 60 Plays