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New York Agriculture in the Classroom


2021 Agricultural Literacy Week Videos

Agricultural Literacy Week Book Readers

Choose from one of the options below to hear a friend of New York Agriculture in the Classroom read our 2021 book, "Tales of the Dairy Godmother: Chuck's Ice Cream Wish" by Viola Butler.

NYS Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture & Markets
Richard Ball
Tiashoke Farms
Jessica & Phoebe Ziehm
Barbland Dairy
Johanna, Brynley, and Raegan Bossard
Diana Obregon Corredor
PhD Student, The Poveda Lab, Entomology Department at Cornell University

New York Dairy

Enjoy this collection of videos with your students featuring New York families on their dairy farms, created especially for Agricultural Literacy Week 2021.

All About Dairy Calves

Farmer Brett Bossard and daughter Brynley talk about how dairy calves are raised, what they eat, and how they stay healthy.

Growing Up on a Dairy Farm

Brynley and Raegan talk about their daily chores and responsibilities in taking care of their animals. Meet the animals that live on their farm, and all the ways these sisters ensure they are fed, watered, cleaned, and loved!

How Ice Cream is Made

Visit our friends at King Brothers Dairy in Saratoga County to learn how they source their milk, develop their flavors, and make their incredible ice cream.

Phoebe Feeds Dairy Calves

Phoebe can tell you all about how they feed and take care of their calves on her family's farm in Washington County.

Franklin Feeds Cows

Meet fourth grader Franklin Ziehm. He lives on his family's dairy farm in Washington County, and he knows a lot about feeding cows.