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From Cow to Ice Cream

2nd Grade: Ag in the Classroom (AITC) Presentation

Students will explore dairy farming and the nutritional benefits of dairy products. They will learn about milk production and make and eat their own ice cream.

Ag in the Classroom presentations are delivered by volunteers throughout February. Find out more.

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Supplemental Resources


  • Vocabulary – key terms students may hear during the presentation
  • Illinois Learning Standards – how From Cow to Ice Cream meets the standards
  • Coming soon – How From Cow to Ice Cream meets the Common Core State Standards

Background Information


Resource Kits (available from DeKalb County Farm Bureau)

  • Dairy Cow Capers AgriLearning Kit – books & resources on dairy farming, nutrition
  • Food & Nutrition: Primary Literacy Kit – explore a wealth of books & videos
  • Nutrition Bracelets Kit – make bead bracelets representing daily food group servings
  • MyPlate Pocket Chart – sort food picture cards onto large MyPlate chart
  • Food Models & Lessons – 200 life-size food photos and lesson ideas
  • Fun with Food & Nutrition – engaging food activities including The Farmer Grows a Rainbow lessons and P.E. activities

Lessons & Activities online

Books in your school library (titles donated to elementary school libraries in DeKalb County)

  • Cow by Jules Older
  • Life on a Dairy Farm by Judy Wolfman
  • Cows by Sara Swan Miller
  • Raising Cows on the Koebel’s Farm by Alice K. Flanagan
  • Dairy Cows: Keeping Wisconsin Green (DVD) by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
  • Clarabelle: Making Milk and So Much More by Cris Peterson