Virtual Farm Tours

Help students make a personal connection to the dairy farm families responsible for producing the nutritious milk and other dairy products they enjoy every day.

Live Virtual Farm Tour Recordings for Student Audience

Recordings from past Live Virtual Farm Tours for K-12 schools are available for viewing. Help your students make a personal connection to a New England dairy farmer from the comfort of the classroom or from home. The tour recordings are labeled by target grade level.

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360º View: Dairy Farming in New England

This curriculum is geared towards grades 5-8. Our 360º videos allow students to explore how modern New England dairy farms use 21st-century technology to care for their cows and for the environment. Activities focus on deeper-level thinking skills and stimulate discussion about dairy farming, dairy nutrition, sustainability, and food waste.

More details about this curriculum below. 

View and interact with the 360º video recordings in the following ways:

– Desktop: the viewer can use their mouse to pan and look around.

– Smartphone or tablet: the viewer can either use a finger to pan and look around or directly point the device to where the viewer wants to look.

– Virtual reality (VR) headset: the viewer is virtually wrapped by the video and can simply look around as it is in real life, by moving their head.

Note: Use the 360º videos from YouTube if planning to watch on a smartphone, tablet, or with a smartphone VR headset. The 360º video functionality on the YMI website is only compatible when viewing on desktop. The videos will not function properly when viewing through their website on any of the other devices listed. 

This curriculum, geared towards grades 5-8, includes:

– An educator guide

– Three lesson plans meeting common core standards designed to enhance your classroom’s health and science curriculum

– One poster featuring the steps on how milk gets from farm to table

Additional Resources

Title Description
Dairy Farm Scavenger Hunt Increase student engagement with our virtual farm tour videos using our scavenger hunt activity. Download
Cow to You: A Virtual Visit to Two New England Dairy Farms A classroom poster that shows how dairy farmers use new technology and sustainable farming practices. Download
FAQ and Vocabulary List
(Pre-K-Grade 6)
This document contains frequently asked questions and a vocabulary list to help enhance the students' learning before and during the tour. Download
FAQ and Vocabulary List
(Grades 7-12)
This document contains frequently asked questions and a vocabulary list to help enhance the students' learning before and during the tour. Download

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