St. Louis District Dairy Council has partnered with dairy farmers in Illinois and Missouri to bring our Adopt-A-Calf program to classrooms. The no-cost program allows classes to “adopt” a calf from one of our farmers, name it, and receive monthly pictures and updates. E-mail updates will arrive from a local dairy farmer from September through May. While the majority of content is geared towards young students, any grade level can adopt a calf.
Upon signing up for the program and adopting a calf, the classroom will receive a birth certificate to name their cow and a poster to track the calf’s growth through the monthly photos that the teacher will receive via email.*
In addition to the monthly photo, updates on the growth and development of the calf will be provided along with various downloadable educational materials, such as:
In addition, fun contests are offered throughout the school year for classrooms to win dairy cool prizes!
If you want to see how other classrooms have used the Adopt-A-Calf program, check out our testimonials.
The barn is now closed for the 23-24 school year. Fill out the form below to be notified when the adoption barn opens for next school year.
*For participants outside of the St. Louis District Dairy Council service area, printed program materials will not be mailed. However, we welcome you to participate in the Adopt-A-Calf program and have made all materials available to download and print from the monthly emails that will be delivered to all participants.