Farm to School

Did you know that milk is the original local food? After all, it takes on average just 48 hours for nutritious milk to get from the cow to the carton. Here’s the chance for your students to recognize dairy farmers for their hard work and the great-tasting milk, cheese, yogurt, and other dairy foods they provide.

To give students a better idea of how close they live to the farmers (and cows) who help put milk in cartons, we've created From Moo to You! This colorful collection of posters puts the spotlight on ten Illinois farms and four Missouri farms. Many of these dairy farm families live within 100 miles of your school. Check them all out—chances are, you'll be surprised at how local they are! 

These downloadable mini-posters can be printed out (8.5x11) and displayed in the serving line, on milk coolers, or on cafeteria bulletin boards. Turn the trip through the cafeteria into a geography lesson that shows what Farm to School really means. Click on the below pins to view and download From Moo To You! mini-posters today!

Download Farm to School Program PDF


From Your Local Farmer to You! 

Our unique video, From Your Local Farmer to You: Cows, Calves, and the Story of Dairy, walks kids through a typical day at a dairy farm: how calves grow into cows, how cows are cared for, and how milking works. Dairy farm families throughout Illinois and Missouri work hard every day to bring fresh, great tasting, wholesome milk products from their farms to your fork, spoon, plate, and cup. We want to help you teach kids where their dairy foods come from and inspire them to enjoy 3 servings of dairy every day as part of a healthy diet. A fun activity sheet reinforces concepts from the video. Watch a 1-minute preview of the Dairy Council’s “From Your Local Farmer To You” video here:

Use the form below to request your copy of the video today!


Take a Dairy Road Trip

In our video, Take a Dairy Road Trip, students will trek across Missouri and Illinois to learn about dairy farming from four local farmers. Watch the full video below:

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