The Cow Lady (a.k.a. Renee Ebert) continues the mission of educating our future food producers with a big smile!
Pictured are the first graders at Algoma Elementary from the classes of Mrs. Lebotte, Mrs. Herman & Mrs. Clarke.
Mrs. Ebert shared materials offered by the Milk Marketing Board, which was recently rebranded as Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. The materials include the book, “My Field Trip to a Wisconsin Dairy Farm”. The book talks about all aspects of agriculture, not just dairy, and the five food groups. The class made kebabs (grapes, strawberries, two cheeses, cucumbers & a wheat pita bread) and sandwiches with, turkey & ham. It looks like they had a great time together!
Renee is one of our volunteer dairy ambassadors who visit local schools to talk about dairy farming. Pictured is her visit to the 3k class at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Algoma. Renee explained her teaching materials are designed for Kindergarten to 4th grade, so she came up with her own material for preschoolers.
The kids were allowed to dress in animal costumes & they sang “Old McDonald Had A Farm.”
She fills her large milk carton with things from the farm, like a cow, horse & pig. She talks about the food they eat & how different it is from what people eat. Renee leads a conversation about machinery like the tractor, planter, chopper, & skid steer. Then talk about field work, planting & harvesting crops for the animals. And in return, cows give us milk. She shows a milk truck that hauls milk to a cheese plant & talks about milk being used to make cheese & ice cream.
Renee is all smiles when she talks about her work in the schools, “I think I enjoy it just as much as the kids! Love the kids!!”