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Farm to School

By
Nicole Osmundson,   Robert Frost Elementary School
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Farm to School

Robert Frost Elementary in Sioux Falls hosted their annual Field Day for all students and parents, (over 800 students) and one of the four stations that students participated in was a presentation by a local dairy farmer. She informed students about her dairy farm operation, gave facts about how milk reaches their table and told them about diary cows. She was able to bring with her twin calves that were 1 day old. Students and parents asked many questions. Other stations included an inflatable station, a spikeball station (equipment purchased through FUTP 60 Funds) and a local ice cream truck served ice cream.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We contacted the Midwest Dairy Council and requested a speaker. They were able to get us in contact with a local dairy farmer who would come to our school. We wanted to incorporate both the activity and healthy eating of FUTP 60 into our field day and this was a perfect way to do it.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Students and parents left the dairy farmer station with a much broader knowledge of the dairy farm industry and how milk reaches their table.