Rogers Brings "School to Farm"
- Kathy Beezley, Rogers Middle School
- Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement, Teamwork, Other
This year Rogers Middle School students wanted to team up with local farmers to learn more about dairy farming. We selected the Farm to School Play as part of our FUTP 60 vision for 2015-16. Seventh grade teachers agreed to take all of their students to visit the nearest dairy farm. We asked our local Midwest Dairy Representative for contact information of a dairy farm which could accommodate our kids. Windcrest Dairy, a local (40 miles away) farm was generous enough to invite hundreds of Rogers Middle School students to visit. Kurt showed teachers and students how the cows are milked, how the milk is transported to the "yogurt room," and discussed how the yogurt was made and transported. Students were allowed to ask questions and were given a sample of yogurt which is supplied at some local grocery stores. We were able to see other farm animals as well, asked questions of the staff, and learned how farmers feed their animals. FUTP 60 students wrote thank you notes and holiday notes to Kurt and Windcrest for helping us stay healthy. Thank you, Windcrest, for helping us stay healthy.