As most students are home right now due to COVID-19, it is important to fill their time with fun, educational items. For the past four weeks, American Dairy Association North East has highlighted different dairy farmers with a weekly educational video series. For the fifth week we get to meet Farmer Johanna, and her daughter Brynley, as they celebrate sustainability on their dairy farm during Earth Week this week.
The series can be viewed every day this week, Monday, April 20, through Friday, April 24, at 10 a.m. ET on the American Dairy Association North East Facebook page. This week’s videos along with more information can be found on the American Dairy Association North East website.
Join Farmer Johanna and her daughter Brynley as they share their sustainable dairy farming practices and give us a peek behind-the-scenes at Barbland Dairy. Like dairy cows across the country, the Barbland Dairy cows are natural recycylers. Learn how the cows at Barbland Dairy recycle 5000 pounds of leftover food a day!
Day 1 — Recycle
Join Farmer Johanna and Brynley from Barbland Dairy as they kick off Earth Week and show us how their cows recycle 5,000 lbs of leftover food a day. For even more recycling fun, check out this dairy recyclers lesson plans here.
Day 2 — Reuse
Join Farmer Johanna and her daughter Brynley, as they show us how they reduce waste on the farm by adding whey, leftover from the yogurt making process, to the feed for their cows.
For the past month, the American Dairy Association North East has been standing out as a fun, educational resource for students and parents. Check out their interactive video series with Week 1 — Farmer Katie, Week 2 — Farmer Jess, Week 3 — Farmer Lolly, Week 4 — Farmer Renee and a virtual dairy farm tour here.
Students and parents can learn more about the week-long farm fun series on the American Dairy Association North East Facebook Page.