Visit the Baby Barn to learn about the birthing process, the importance of animal agriculture and veterinary science. Watch as calves take their first steps and participate in selecting a name for each newborn animal.
Related lesson plans and standards can be found under Teacher Resources.
The Georgia Grown Building offers an endless amount of educational resources and ideas for you and your students. Your students might even have the opportunity to watch calves take their first steps and participate in selecting a name for each newborn animal!
Pigs on the Farm (Grades K-2)
Students will explore the basic needs of animals and create a model of a modern pig barn that will help farmers meet the needs of the animals.
Students will match farm animals with their young, learn the terminology for males, females, and baby animals, identify the products each farm animal produces, and learn basic facts about how animals are cared for on a farm.
Students will be introduced to the dairy industry and will make observations about how historic tools such as a butter paddle, cheese press, and milk tester can be used to process milk on a dairy farm.
In this lesson, students will understand breed characteristics and countries of origin for five different breeds of dairy cattle. Students will discover why dairy farmers choose individual breeds for specific purposes.
In this lesson, students will create, read, and interpret graphs relating to the economic importance of the dairy industry and be challenged to understand the economic consequences of a day without dairy.
Georgia Milk Producers works to educate dairy producers, consumers and governing officials on all issues, such as legislation, environmental regulations, animal health and milk pricing/Federal Orders affecting Georgia’s dairy industry.
This resource library includes school activities and lesson plans, coloring sheets, games, fun facts and other helpful information to make learning about nutrition exciting. A healthy body makes for a healthy mind!
The mission of the Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation (GDYF) is to develop and provide broad-based financial support to enhance and expand Georgia Dairy Youth Programs conducted via state, district, county, national and local activities.