Our barn is set up with a variety of “agri-education” stations and displays. These provide the opportunity to learn more about dairy farming and agriculture.
The Dairy Diet Display allows people to see, touch and smell cattle feed and see the size of a cow's stomach. . . .
The Animal and Food Match Game is a hands-on way to match the animal with the food that animal produces. . . .
Milks Journey from Cow to Table illustrates the process our milk goes through to go from the cow to the grocery store. There are also items used in the milking process like the teat dip cup, milking machine liner, milk inspector score sheet, milk filter, milk sample cup and eartag. . . .
This MyPlate nutrition display provides information about creating a balanced diet. . . .
This banner hangs in our barn because I believe it's important that people know that almost every farm in this country is owned by a family. . .
They also learn about the different breeds of dairy cows. . . .
Kids can get hand-on with a Cow Craft project, Build a Barn with lincoln logs, or play Barnyard Games. . . .
We have a bookcase full of neat farm books for kids. . . .
We have a great Modern Pig Barn display from Ohio Pork Farmers. We don't have any pigs on our farm, but are happy to have an opportunity to share accurate information about all types of modern agriculture. . . .
I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to share information about agriculture. It’s even better if it’s hands on. I’d love to hear your ideas or get links to websites with photos of creative agriculture displays that don’t take a huge budget to build.