Midwest Dairy Programs

Bringing Dairy to Life! 

Midwest Dairy is working to connect kids to farmers by providing educational resources that outline how sustainability, nutrition, leadership and community all go to work in the Dairy Industry and showcase why dairy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.

Fun Cow Facts to get you Mooovin!

  • About 87% of Americans have ice cream in their refrigerator right now.
  • There are around 2,000 different types of cheese in the whole world.
  • Fresh cheese curds are squeaky.
  • Cows can drink a bathtub full of water every day.
  • Cows have one stomach with four distinct compartments

South Dakota Dairy Farms Then and Now

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Resources for Educators

Fuel Up to Play 60

  • Grades 5-8
  • Classroom-ready resources in Health, Science, Agriculture and SEL topics
  • Funding opportunities
  • Students will be engaged and inpisred with informaiton about the importance of a healthy body, mind and planet
  • Student Zone App to download for activities, challenges, recipes, exercises and rewards

Midwest Dairy

  • Lesson plans for grades 3-5
  • Classroom activities for all ages, including coloring sheets, experiments, trivia and more
  • Virtual farm tours for all ages

Discover Dairy Adopt a Cow (Registration for 2021-22 school year is now closed.)

  • Grades K-5
  • Includes three lessons that follow Common CORE standards in math, reading and science
  • Connect with a local dairy farm family
  • Students will learn where dairy foods come from and how they are good for the environment