Adopt a Cow is Open for 2023-2024 School Year


Attention teachers! Did you know the Adopt a Cow program impacted over one million students last school year around the world? Sign-ups are open now, giving your class another chance to join in on the fun. 

Next school year, forget the guinea pig as a class pet. How about adopting a 1,500-pound dairy cow for your classroom mascot instead? Don’t worry about finding a pen big enough to hold her. The photos and stories we’ll send you about her life on the farm will bring her right to your students’ desks, minus the commitment! 

The Discover Dairy “Adopt a Cow” program is an exciting, year-long (and FREE) experience for your classroom to connect with the local agriculture industry. Throughout the program, you’ll get an inside look at dairy farming and be paired with a calf from a working dairy farm in your state.  

You’ll find out what her name is, when her birthday is, where she lives, and how the farmer takes care of her. You’ll also receive progress updates, photos of the cow, live chats from the farm, activity sheets for your students, suggested lessons that follow Common CORE standards, and even opportunities to write letters to your calf! All updates are easily accessible via an online portal and mobile app. 

Register for this school year between May 1 and September 15, 2023, and join the moo-vement that has impacted 1+ million students across the globe! Visit to learn more about the free program. You will receive information after registration closes and your classroom’s calf is born. 

Discover Dairy is an educational series managed by the Dairy Excellence Foundation in partnership with The Dairy Alliance. Local dairy farmers in the Southeast participate in the program, providing students plenty of opportunities to connect with their cow as she grows. 

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