Dairy Ag in a Bag

Discover all things dairy from moo to you! Learn about dairy cows and all of the foods they provide including milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream. Find more dairy details here.

Each Ag in a Bag includes:

  • An Ag Mag
  • Handouts/worksheets
  • Supplies for 1-2 hands-on STEM activities
  • Links to videos & more!

Ag in a Bags are provided for free to schools in McLean County, Illinois. To request the Dairy Ag in a Bag, please e-mail us.

Dairy – From Moo To You

Discover all things dairy from moo to you! Learn about dairy cows and all of the foods they provide including milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream.

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More Videos

Farm to Fridge: NCWHS Students Explore Dairy

At Kilgus Farmstead near Fairbury, sixty Normal West High School students had the chance to experience dairy from farm to fridge.

Kilgus Farmstead operates an on-farm creamery to bottle their own milk, allowing the students to see the entire process from dairy cows to gallons of milk.

“The field trip ties directly into our dairy unit,” says Family and Consumer Science teacher, Traci Verdery. “In class, the students made their own whipped cream, butter and mozzarella cheese.”

The farm tour gives them the chance to see where milk comes from, Verdery says.

The group of ninth through twelfth graders toured the barns, milking parlor and creamery plus enjoyed some ice cream from the on-farm store.

For the majority of the students, the field trip was the first time they visited a farm and had the chance to see dairy cows up close. Students learned about animal care, nutrition and food safety.

Funding for the dairy field trip was provided by an Ag Science Grant from McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Mackinson Dairy Farm

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Did you know it only takes about 48 hours for milk to go from the farm to the grocery store? Now that’s Farm Fresh!

Find out more from Mary Mackinson Faber, a fifth generation family dairy farmer. Listen to our Farm Fresh Podcast to hear about cow care and how Mackinson Dairy Farm is using social media to share their story.

Hear the Farm to Table segment every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. on WJBC Radio.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Mackinson Dairy Farm

danza  i

Did you know it only takes about 48 hours for milk to go from the farm to the grocery store? Now that’s Farm Fresh!

Find out more from Mary Mackinson Faber, a fifth generation family dairy farmer. Listen to our Farm Fresh Podcast to hear about cow care and how Mackinson Dairy Farm is using social media to share their story.

Hear the Farm to Table segment every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. on WJBC Radio.

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