American Dairy Association North East launched the virtual farm series “Fun on the Farm” designed to give students now studying at home because of the COVID-19 quarantine another educational option. Each series features a local dairy farmer discussing daily farm practices.
This week’s featured farm family is the Leshers of Way-Har Farm in Bernville, Pa. They are highlighting their on-farm milk processing and ice cream making.
Week two showcased Meadville, Pa., dairy farmer Jess Peters who shared her children’s sing-a-long book about life on a dairy farm, and garnered more than 202,000 online views. Week one was hosted by Katie Dotterer-Pyle of Union Bridge, Md., and racked up 330,000 online views. Next week will feature Renee Norman-Kenny and her family from Enon Valley, Pa.
ADA North East’s virtual farm tours are also available for students to view while at home https://www.americandairy.com/dairy-in-schools/virtual-farm-tour.stml, in addition to fun coloring pages to help fill the days. In the past three weeks, the virtual farm tours were viewed more than 148,000 times.
ADA North East will continue to work on behalf of dairy farmers. If you have concerns or suggestions about addressing the challenges during this time, please call 315.472.9143.
Students studying at home during the quarantine can follow the Lesher family of Way-Har Farm on this week’s “Fun on the Farm” new virtual farm series, hosted by American Dairy Association North East.
Week two showcased Meadville, Pa., dairy farmer Jess Peters who shared her children’s sing-a-long book about life on a dairy farm, and week one was hosted by Katie Dotterer-Pyle of Union Bridge, Md., who talked about animal care on her farm.
About American Dairy Association North East
American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-funded organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing more than 10,000 dairy farm families in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia, ADA North East develops and implements local programs to drive milk and dairy sales at retail outlets and in schools. The organization also conducts consumer education about dairy through events, traditional and social media, and in collaboration with health professionals through National Dairy Council®. ADA North East works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™, the national dairy checkoff organization, to support nutrition research, national partnerships and developing export markets for dairy to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the region. For more information, visit www.AmericanDairy.com, or call 315.472.9143.