Tuesday, May 19, 2009

OES Kindergarteners Tour Local Dairy

4-H and the Roberts family of Fairfield Dairy at Somerset hosted a Kindergarten Dairy Day for students at Orange Elementary today. Approximately 100 youth traveled to four stations where they learned about dairy nutrition and practiced feeding baby calves. They toured the milking parlor and were able to pet cows in the stanchion barn. Wesley and Bill Roberts took the youth on a hayride through the pasture, and students finished up with a dairy foods station where they created milk mustaches and had their photo taken. The group enjoyed beautiful spring weather and finished the trip with lunch on the lawn and ice cream provided by the Roberts family.