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Gibbs Elementary students, farmers for a day

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(KATV) A Little Rock classroom became a farm for a day. Gibbs Elementary students dressed up as farmers, ranchers, cowboys and cowgirls to watch a milking demonstration from the Southwest Mobile Dairy Classroom.

Trained instructor Angela Moore demonstrated how milk gets from the farm to the table as well as the importance of dairy food for good health. Preschool through third grade students were in attendance. The dynamic outdoor classroom format includes math, science, nutrition and agriculture. Students learned the characteristics and anatomy of dairy cows, the importance of dairy foods for good health, the modern milking process and modern environmental and food safety practices.

The Mobile Dairy Classroom is a division of the Southwest Dairy Museum, Inc., a non-profit, educational and promotional organization that is funded by the dairy farm families of the Southwest. The Dairy Classroom is a free program for schools, fairs, and festivals. It's a traveling milking parlor, carrying a live cow and providing an oral presentation, a milking demonstration, and a question and answer session."