Dairy for Educators

Midwest Dairy offers many dairy resources for educators, including lesson plans, activities, live/recorded virtual resources and at-home Fuel Up to Play 60 resources.

Live/Recorded Virtual Resources led by Midwest Dairy Farmers

At Home Resources

Discover Dairy

Curriculum for elementary and middle school that includes STEM concepts and shows students where milk comes from and how dairy contributes to our world.

Fuel Up to Play 60 At-Home Resources

Tools, resources and activities for students to learn about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.

Dairy Lesson Plans

  • Fuel up to Play 60 Learning Plan – Access four different lesson plans that help students discover more about the things that matter, like staying active and healthy, being mindful, and pitching in to make the planet greener.
  • Online Virtual Farm Tour – An interactive experience with complementary worksheets for elementary, middle and high school on how cows are milked, fed and even where they go “on vacation.”
  • Bone Health – Activities for students to learn about strong bones.
  • Soil for Ag – A lesson geared toward 4th grade learning about land suitable for agriculture.
  • Healthy Bodies-Healthy Cows Lesson – A lesson geared toward 4th grade learning how our movements compare and contrast that of a cow.

State-by-State Infographics

Arkansas

See Arkansas Dairy Farms, then and now through innovation, conservation and dedication.

Illinois

Illinois Dairy Farms, Then & Now: Innovation, Conservation and Dedication.

Iowa

Iowa Dairy Farms, Then & Now: Innovation, Conservation and Dedication.

Kansas

See Kansas Dairy Farms, then and now through innovation, conservation and dedication.

Minnesota

See how Minnesota Dairy Farms have changed from then and now through innovation, conservation and dedication.

Nebraska

See how Nebraska Dairy Farms have changed from then and now through innovation, conservation and dedication.

Virtual Farm Tours

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Dairy Activities

Fuel Up to Play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school wellness program which promotes healthy eating and daily physical activity.

Discover Dairy

Bring the farm to your classroom with a variety of free resources offered through our Discover Dairy program.