Jennifer Leech, a dairy farmer from Lexington, kept an online account of a typical day on a Virginia farm.
She is part of Ingleside Dairy, a family farm in Lexington, Virginia, and farms with her parents and brother Beau. Jennifer takes care of their 240-cow herd. Ingleside was the first dairy farm in Virginia to go robotic. They use an A-4 Lely robotic milking system, as well as a robotic calf feeder.
Jennifer holds a degree in Dairy Science from Virginia Tech.
In 2010, Caroline Lohr, who was nine at the time, chronicled her 4-H project online for the Virginia State Fair. She raised two lambs and walked readers through the process from the time she bought them until she sold them at the Rockingham County Fair. You will see that 2010 feature here.
In 2011 and 2012, she raised additional lambs on their farm in Rockingham County. Click here for an update from her 2012 project.
Food Safety Quiz
Growing Activities for Tomorrow's Consumers
Planning an agriculture event at your school or organization
Virginia Farm to School Cootie Catcher
Virginia Grown Coloring Sheet
Virginia Grown Poster
These are Adobe Acrobat (PDF) documents useful for downloading and copying.
Ag Products Preschool Coloring Sheets
Agriculture Map of Virginia
Apple Activity Sheet
Circle the Fruits
Circle the Vegetables
Corn Activity Sheet
Create a Farm
Food Pyramid Guide activity
Food Safety Bookmarks
Food Safety Coloring Book
Fourth Grade Activity Sheet
"From Moo To You" — dairy foods activity
Fun with Apples
Make Your Own Ag Map of Virginia
Make Your Own Pizza
Make Your Own Soup
Tomato Activity Sheet
Virginia Agriculture Products Coloring Book
What Counts as One "Serving"?
What’s in the Garden?
Fabulous Five – design a meal and a snack based on the five food groups; upper elementary to middle school.
Grocery store map – make a map of your grocery store to determine the variety of food found there; elementary.
4-H Virtual Farm
5 A Day-Just For Kids
Ag in the Classroom
Ag is Science
All about Dairy
Beekeeping Guide for Adults and Kids
Corn Scavenger Hunt
Help the Honey Bees as a Citizen Scientist
Farm Safety 4 Just Kids
Fun Facts about Agriculture
Gardening for Kids
Geographical Regions of Virginia
Grocery Store Tour
My American Farm
National 4-H Council
Pork 4 Kids
Virginia Cooperative Extension Service
Virginia Agriculture Week and Agriculture Literacy Week is March 23 - 29, 2014.
Click here for more information on Literacy Week.