A dairy good day for city students at Shortsville farm

Nearly 40 Rochester students had an opportunity to visit a local dairy farm after participating in a six-week contest promoting locally-sourced foods.

For most of the students, it was their first time not only on a dairy farm but on any farm at all.

Hal and Kerry Adams, owners of Black Brook Farm in Shortsville, welcomed students from Rochester City School District’s Henry Hudson School No. 28 to teach them about different aspects of operating a dairy farm, including calf care, how cows are milked and proper nutrition for cows. Students were even able to get up close to the calves to feed and pet them.

The school was awarded the dairy farm trip by American Dairy Association North East for its participation in a NY Thursdays farm to school contest held earlier this spring.

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