Dairy Education Programs for Health and Nutrition Professionals

Workshops and conferences regarding dairy practices, sustainability, and dairy product health and safety.

Iowa's Dairy Story Curriculum

Iowa's Dairy Story is a collaborative effort of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Northeast Iowa Community College and the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation.  The project started in 2002 and has reached over 10,000 students.

The curriculum focuses on nutrition, dairy cattle, the dairy industry and more.  We hope you enjoy these lessons and that your class will be able to visit the Dairy Center soon.

Available Lessons:
Below you will find three lessons and activities we recommend be completed prior to your visit to the Dairy Center.  Each lesson ties to the Iowa Core Curriculum and lists the standards that have been met.  Lessons may be used for the subject of your choice or in preparation for the field trip.

Lesson 1

What is a farm?

Activity 1:  Pre-test (online) 
Pre-test Key
Activity 2: Midwest Dairy People Behind the Product Videos (Download from website)

View the videos from the ISU Extension Dairy Team Youtube Channel.
Video 1:  People Behind the Product-Dedicated
Video 2: People Behind the Product- Pride and Passion 
Video 3: People Behind the Product- Responsible 

Lesson 2

Steps of Dairy Production

Introduction: Watch Video: From Farm to You: The Story of Milk
Teacher's Guide
Farm Food to You Poster (Download from website)

Activity: Milk Cow Mix UP

Lesson 3

Field Trip Preparations

Lesson 4

Field Trip Follow Up

Activity 1: Post-test
Post-test Key
Activity 2: Letter to Parents/thanks

Iowa's Dairy Story Field Trip Objectives

Content Area of Choice Lesson Plans

Iowa’s Dairy Story
TEACHER LESSON PLAN
 
Available Lessons:
Below you will find three lessons and activities that you may use in addition to the recommended lessons provided.  The activities under each lesson are specific to each of the subject areas from Iowa Core Curriculum.  Behind each lesson you will notice the area of the Iowa Core Curriculum that it has come from and each activity will note the standards that have been met.  Lessons may be used for the subject of your choice in addition to the recommended lessons.

Lesson 1

Dairy Products and By Products

Lesson 2

Dairy Does and Body Good 

Lesson 3

Dairy Industry

4-H Statistical Form