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Alice in Dairyland Welcomes Students to Her Farm (Virtually)
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 02/11/2021

With so many school children doing their learning online these days, the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Department of Agriculture have come up with a way to help those kids learn about life on the farm. The groups recently launched a virtual farm tour of Scientific Holsteins in Chippewa Falls, hosted by Alice in Dairyland Julia Nunes.

"Kids enjoy seeing where their food comes from and who cares for the animals, so I'm excited to showcase my family's dairy farm and share our dairy story," Nunes said. "Dairy plays an essential role in a sustainable food system, and Wisconsin dairy farmers have dedicated their lives to feeding communities across the nation."

Each year, more than 90,000 fourth graders learn about Wisconsin as part of their social studies curriculum. DFW Marketing Officer Suzanne Fanning says it's important to help kids understand why Wisconsin is America's Dairyland and that dairy is good for their bodies, our community and the environment.

"This virtual farm tour is an excellent tool for the fourth-grade curriculum, and we're thrilled to offer it as another learning opportunity from home," Fanning says.

The tour is geared toward students in grades 3-5 with an emphasis on fourth grade. The materials are available for download at WisconsinDairy.org/Farm-Tour

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