In celebration of Ag Day and Ag Month, the agricultural organizations in Kansas partnered together to launch a virtual tour of a dairy farm. The video, which has been posted on the KSRE YouTube channel, features a Kansas dairy farm and can be used as an educational tool for classrooms and organizations statewide.
For the event, three fifth grade classes from Norton, Williamsburg and Leon were virtually transported to Steve Strickler’s dairy farm near Iola, Kansas.
The students began the virtual tour by watching a pre-recorded video tour of Strickler’s farm. Strickler then visited with the students about life on a dairy farm. The students were then able to ask questions and interact with Strickler and his herdsman, Harry Clubine to gain a better understanding of Kansas agriculture.
The virtual farm tour is part of Kansas Ag Month celebrations to highlight the agriculture industry in Kansas and encourage involvement of the Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive, happening around the state to help our neighbors in need. Special thanks are given to the Neighbor to Neighbor partners including Dillon’s stores statewide, Kansas Food Bank, Second Harvest and Harvester’s. Those interested in making a cash donation may do so in Dillon’s stores or online at http://ksn2n.harvestersvfd.org/ Donations made online are directed to the local food distribution organization of the donor’s choosing.
The dairy industry in Kansas continues to grow and expand. There are more than 300 Kansas farm families who take great care of their animals to provide wholesome, nutritious dairy products. Kansas dairies produce more than 336 million gallons of milk, annually.
A certain highlight of the virtual dairy tour for the students was the treat of milk and cookies at the conclusion of the presentation provided by the sponsors of the Ag Day celebration.
KDA encourages the watching and sharing of this virtual farm tour. You can access the video here: https://youtu.be/s3zO7pMvlBc
Direct any questions regarding the video or Kansas Agriculture Day to Megan.Macy@kda.ks.gov.