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'Kids Express Center' Holding Dairy Education Program
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 05/24/2019

Students at Kids Express Learning Center in Madison will get the opportunity to learn about the wonders of the dairy industry next week. The KELC campus is bringing in leaders with the Wisconsin Holstein Association on May 31 to provide three educational and interactive stations to talk about the nutritional value of dairy products and raise awareness about dairy farming.

The children at KELC will interact with live Holstein calves, sample Sassy Cow Creamery ice cream, understand the role of a dairy farmer, and learn about the industry with dairy-specific books. They will have get the chance to pet and feed the calves during the day. A fourth station will feature the Starr Grass Band, made up of young musicians that will play live music for the group.

"As an association, we believe it's important for children to learn where food comes from and to see live dairy animals," said WHA Communications Director Mara Budde. "Partnering with KELC to show kids how dairy farms work and how dairy foods can fit into a healthy diet aligns with their focus on nature, the arts and healthy eating. We are very fortunate to be able to offer this unique experience."

WHA Princess Lauren Siemers and Attendant Mikayla Endres will lead the day's activities along with a representative from Sassy Cow Creamery. KELC has more than 200 students who will take part in the day's activities.

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