Online Dairy Series Provide Farm Tours, Recipe Ideas For Families

SYRACUSE, N.Y.  – American Dairy Association North East continues to offer educational and engaging online dairy information for kids of all ages to families at home during the COVID-19 quarantine. To date, the videos have garnered more than 837,000 views.

In its fifth week, the “Fun on the Farm,” video series features farm families showcasing on-farm practices and tips for cooking with dairy. This week’s series is hosted by Johanna Bossard and daughter Brynley of Barbland Dairy in Fabius, N.Y. They’re discussing reducing, reusing and recycling on the farm to recognize Earth Week. 

The Bossard’s video can be viewed each at day 10 a.m., on the American Dairy Association North East Facebook page, and the videos will be available online here.

Previous participants included dairy farmers Katie Dotterer-Pyle, Union Bridge, Md., Jessica Peters, Meadville, Pa., Lolly Lesher, Bernville, Pa., and Renee Norman Kenny, Enon Valley, Pa. Several additional dairy farmers are scheduled to participate in the upcoming weeks.

“Family Kitchen” is a new online series on Saturdays at 11 a.m., through May 2, that shares easy-to-make dairy recipes designed for families with kids at home.

ADA North East registered dietician Michelle Barber and her sons host the weekly sessions. The first episode, “Snack Time Sanity,” features a Nutella Greek Yogurt Dip and a Ranch Dip to use with cheese, fruit, vegetables or crackers.

Families are also reminded about ADA North East’s Virtual Farm Tour program that is also available online. Since the quarantine began, the series has received 175,000 new views.

For more information about the online programs, visit or call 315.472.9143.


About American Dairy Association North East

American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-funded organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing more than 10,000 dairy farm families in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia, ADA North East develops and implements local programs to drive milk and dairy sales at retail outlets and in schools. The organization also conducts consumer education about dairy through events, traditional and social media, and in collaboration with health professionals through National Dairy Council®. ADA North East works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™, the national dairy checkoff organization, to support nutrition research, national partnerships and developing export markets for dairy to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the region. For more information, visit, or call 315.472.9143.