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Free Farm to You Virtual Field Trips

Take your students on a California dairy farm tour by signing up for a virtual field trip today!

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Virtual Field Trips are twice daily Monday – Friday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Additionally, a third daily field trip is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.mproviding flexibility for classes to participate throughout the day and week.

Please let us know how many attendees will be participating or sharing your confirmation email as participation is limited to 1000 attendees per session.

After you register, you will receive a confirmation email and you can forward the "click this URL to join" (the link is shareable even though zoom says that it is not) or you can have your students individually register by sharing the URL of the registration page. Teachers can share their screen with the students as long as it isn’t through Zoom. Teachers can also share their screen using other platforms like Google Classroom, Schoology, etc.

We suggest you log into the virtual field trip 5 minutes early to make sure everything is working and you don’t miss any information.

Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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Register Below!

Follow the dropdown menu to select an available date and time to attend a live virtual field trip.

Choose a day of the week and the session time from the corresponding drop down list to sign up for a live virtual field trip. Please note: You may need to disable your pop-up blocker and refresh this page if you don't notice the registration page load in a new tab of your browser.

Select Day of the Week:

Dairy Council of California's Mobile Dairy Classroom is the original “farm to school” program in California, bringing the farm experience to students to teach agricultural literacy since the 1930s.

The virtual tours are guided by a Mobile Dairy Classroom instructor and are 45-minutes, teaching students about farm life while covering a variety of lessons. Each tour provides an introduction to dairy cows to teach students the anatomy of a cow, the journey of milk, milk production and more. Each lesson also takes students on a virtual tour of a working California dairy farm where students have an opportunity to engage with a dairy farmer. As they explore the farm, student will see how dairy cows are fed and milked, learn how farmers care for their herds, and discover the numerous sustainability measures farms utilize in addition to traditional upcycling practices. Each farm tour concludes with an interactive Q&A session, which provides students with the opportunity to ask questions.

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many students and school communities to continue distance learning, our virtual field trips are an amazing opportunity for students to experience an unforgettable farm tour field trip. And best of all, they’re free! 

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This was a well-orchestrated event and the actual time on the dairy made it feel very authentic.
Elementary teacher from Modesto, California

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