New University of Maryland Extension Program Offers Virtual Tour of a Local Dairy Farm

Cows at the the DeBaugh family dairy farm graze in a field on the Washington County farm.

Image Credit: Jonathan Stephanoff

June 28, 2021 Laura Wormuth

For National Dairy Month, the University of Maryland Extension (UME) is releasing a new virtual tour of a working dairy farm, giving the public the opportunity to meet and learn from a Maryland farm family. As a natural expansion of the UME annual event, Breakfast on the Farm, the Day on the Farm program now offers the same educational experience in an online format, accessible to everyone.

The public is invited to follow the farm owners, on-farm experts like the herd veterinarian and nutritionist, and UME experts, through a guided tour that demonstrates the birthing and growth cycle of calves to cows, the milking process, animal nutrition and care, and other farming topics like equipment and conservation.