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      Mobile dairy classroom visits students

      Students at Turner Elementary School got to spend some time outside Wednesday morning learning about where the milk they drink comes from. / Cody Long


      Students at Turner Elementary School got to spend some time outside Wednesday morning learning about where the milk they drink comes from.

      The Agricultual Commodity Commission for Milk operates the Mobile Dairy Classroom, a trailer with a live cow that visits elementary schools across Georgia, to help students understand where milk comes from, how it's processed, and the health benefits of consuming dairy products.

      The mobile classroom project is free for schools and is funded by Georgia dairy farmers.

      "It's really important for kids to realize that it comes from a cow first and someone actually has to milk the cow. It doesn't just show up in the grocery store," said Nicole Karstedt, Mobile Dairy Classroom Coordinator for Georgia.

      For more information on the the Mobile Dairy Classroom and how to reserve it, visit www.milkcow.org.

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