School to Farm
October is National Farm to School Month, and since we can’t exactly bring a dairy farm to a school, we thought bringing students and school district nutrition managers out to dairy farms made much more sense. We had lots of fun and we think they did too. Here’s a photo essay sampling their experience.
My favorite part: “Seeing the cows up close and seeing the babies was awesome! I loved seeing how well they are taken care of.”
-USU Farm Tour Participant
“I realized people are more dramatic about hormones and stuff like that than they need to be.”
-USU Tour Participant
“Dairy farmers really know what they are doing and work very hard.”
“I have a new respect and understanding for how the animals are cared for.”
-Salt Lake District Tour Participants
“Everything was surprising, I had no idea at all”
-Jordan School District Participant
Farm tours have been an awesome way to give people learning experiences – opportunities to meet farmers and cows, to see what dairy farming is all about and how animals are treated. Instead of just telling stories we are trying to show stories – to give people their own stories to tell…We’ll keep offering these tours and don’t hesitate to hit us up if you are interested in learning more. Happy #farmtoschool month!