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The Mobile Dairy Classroom Program

Pictured above is the Mobile Dairy Classroom traveling milking parlor where a member of the Southwest Dairy Farmers Association demonstrates how to milk a cow. Children in Lexington will have the opportunity to learn this skill during the 6th Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival this Saturday, October 17, on the Square in Lexington. Pictured above is the Mobile Dairy Classroom traveling milking parlor where a member of the Southwest Dairy Farmers Association demonstrates how to milk a cow. Children in Lexington will have the opportunity to learn this skill during the 6th Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival this Saturday, October 17, on the Square in Lexington. Teaching kids about the dairy industry is one of the priorities of the Southwest Dairy Farmers Association. Their Mobile Dairy Classroom is a traveling milking parlor, featuring a live cow and an oral presentation. Their trained instructors will demonstrate how to milk a cow, describe how milk goes from the farm to the consumer, and then answer questions from the audience. This is an innovative program that brings the dairy experience directly to children. At schools, students and teachers share an experience that includes math, science, health (nutrition), and agriculture, all presented in an outdoor classroom format.

The Mobile Dairy Classroom will be featured at this year's Chocolate Lovers Festival on Saturday, October 17, in downtown Lexington.

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