Dairy Education

Teacher Resources

Resources for elementary, middle and high schools to support your curriculum including materials to download and videos.

 

Educator Lessons

A Dairy Education From Start to Finish

Share the entire story of dairy with your kids – from the time it leaves the cow, to its life at one of our processors, all the way to the minute it lands in your cereal bowl!

K-3rd Grade

For primary grade classrooms, use these resources to educate students about dairy, nutrition and farming. The age-appropriate Book Lessons will help students discover how their food travels from farm to their table and the three We Are America’s Dairyland videos can be used to supplement these books or be shown separately before a field trip to a local farm. The Virtual Dairy Farm Tour is the perfect way take a field trip to a dairy farm from the comfort of your own classroom and the additional resources listed are fun activities to keep students engaged.
 

Educational Resources

Book Lessons Videos Other Resources
"Farm to Table with Wisconsin Dairy" Video Lesson Program

4th Grade

Help your students discover healthy foods grown or produced in Wisconsin Agriculture using our 15-minute video field trip across the state – a perfect match for your Wisconsin History unit. Additional resources are included.

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5th-8th Grade

Aligned with national standards for middle school classrooms,  these Fuel Up to Play 60 Learning Plan lessons focus on nutrition, agriculture, environmental sustainability and STEM topics.

The Fuel Up to Play 60 Learning Plan Overview

High School

Your students can take the free Cheesecyclopedia® self-study course offered online where they'll learn everything about cheese—how it's made, categorized, stored, aged and more. All they have to do is create a profile to begin. Use code CCY for free registration.
(must be 13 or older)

Discover Dairy

Bring the dairy farm into your classroom, with Discover Dairy! This resource for educators includes our popular Adopt-A -Cow Program, dairy education curriculum incorporating Common CORE and STEM standards and a variety of activities and videos targeted to Elementary and Middle School students.

Adopt-A-Cow Program

The Adopt-A-Cow Program provides year-long virtual experience for students to care for a Wisconsin calf, learn about her life on the farm, interact with a local Wisconsin dairy farmer and bring Wisconsin agriculture into your classroom. The program is ideal for both virtual and in-person learning !

VIRTUAL FARM TOUR

Ever wonder what happens on a Wisconsin dairy farm? Meet Julia Nunes, dairy farmer and the 73rd Alice in Dairyland, and take a tour of her family farm, Scientific Holsteins. Experience first-hand a day-in-the-life of a Wisconsin Dairy Farmer!