Dairy farmers continue virtual classroom series


The American Dairy Association North East is continuing its popular virtual classroom dairy Facebook series this week to educate and entertain children quarantined at home. Since launching the virtual farm classroom two weeks ago, over 600,000 students and families have tuned in to learn about animal care and dairy farming.

Week 3 of the series features dairy farmer Lolly Lesher of Way-Har Farms and Way-Har Market in Bernville, Pennsylvania, showing kids how milk and ice cream are made. The series can be viewed every day this week, Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 10, at 10 a.m. EDT on the American Dairy Association North East Facebook page.

ADANE’s website provides a variety of family resources including previous episodes from Week 1 and Week 2 of the Facebook series, virtual farm tours for all ages and printable coloring books.

Check out Monday’s video below. 

In this first episode of the series, Farmer Lolly sets the stage for the upcoming videos where she will take us behind-the-scenes and show us how milk from her farm is bottled as well as turned into ice cream!

The Lesher family is very involved on their farm and in their community. When asked what their favorite farm family memory was, they replied, “Each February, our family hosts a “Friends & Family Night,” at our farm market. We serve a light supper and encourage our guests to purchase a dessert. The proceeds from the sale of desserts or other items in the store go to a local 4-H club, dairy princess committee, or other youth organization. This has become a great tradition to get neighbors and friends together and visit and to promote the fraternity of the dairy farm families.”

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