New England Dairy Farmers Host Adopt a Cow Live Chats

Jill Hussels| View Author Bio

Four New England farmers hosted a live, on-farm chat to with students from across the region who “adopted” calves as part of the Adopt a Cow program through the Dairy Excellence Foundation with support from New England Dairy.

Liberty Hill Farm (VT), Luther Belden Farm (MA), EMMA Acres (RI), and Fort Hill Farms (CT) were host farms for the 2022-2023 school year. The Adopt a Cow program is a year-long virtual educational program administered by the Dairy Excellence Foundation. At the heart of the program is the ability for students to watch a calf grow throughout the school year while paired with a New England dairy farm. Through photo & video updates, hands-on learning activities, curriculum, and virtual visits, students and teachers gain a deeper understanding of dairy farming and how milk is produced before it reaches their table. The program culminated in the live chats, where students could interact with the farmer and get questions answered in real time.

Adopt a Cow reached over 60,000 students across our region this school year. We are excited to reach even more students and teachers next school year with a closer, inside look into dairy farming.

How you can support Adopt a Cow
  • Keep reading to learn more about the program and forward to someone you know
  • Download this flyer and share with teachers in your community
  • Email Emily Barge to request postcards to be mailed to you and share a stack with schools in your community
  • Follow @NewEnglandDairy and share our posts on your social media channels

Registration closes September 15, 2023.

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