Date

2019 12:00 AM

Major

Agriculture and Life Sciences, Communications Option

Department

Agricultural Education Studies

College

Agriculture and Life Sciences

Project Advisor

Virginia Hanson

Description

“A Day in the Life of a Dairy Cow” is a children’s book designed to increase families’ knowledge about various aspects of the dairy industry. The book was created after research was conducted on the best ways to combat misinformation and evaluation of the public’s key concerns regarding dairy farming and products. A picture book was designed with components that target both children and the adults that are reading the books to or with the kids. The book, which follows a dairy cow throughout a typical day on the farm, address common concerns such as confined housing and antibiotic usage in a way children can understand. This educates the readers on these topics without directly listing facts, reducing concerns further down the road. At the same time, more specific facts aimed at adults are included with each topic to further their knowledge as they read books to their children or grandchildren. The objective of this project is to counteract frequently-spread misinformation and decrease consumer concern about common dairy industry practices. To complete this project, copies of the book will be made available to libraries, extension offices, and classrooms.

File Format

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A Day in the Life of a Dairy Cow

“A Day in the Life of a Dairy Cow” is a children’s book designed to increase families’ knowledge about various aspects of the dairy industry. The book was created after research was conducted on the best ways to combat misinformation and evaluation of the public’s key concerns regarding dairy farming and products. A picture book was designed with components that target both children and the adults that are reading the books to or with the kids. The book, which follows a dairy cow throughout a typical day on the farm, address common concerns such as confined housing and antibiotic usage in a way children can understand. This educates the readers on these topics without directly listing facts, reducing concerns further down the road. At the same time, more specific facts aimed at adults are included with each topic to further their knowledge as they read books to their children or grandchildren. The objective of this project is to counteract frequently-spread misinformation and decrease consumer concern about common dairy industry practices. To complete this project, copies of the book will be made available to libraries, extension offices, and classrooms.