I am so excited to tell you about a new educational tool built for the Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) Lansing Local District #4. It’s a replica of a cow, ( and actual size), shown above. This was made to give kids a hands on opportunity to see how they can milk a cow. It’s a great way for kids to learn and see for themselves where milk comes from.
This is so much more that a cut out. This cow is life size with working parts and is built to last for many years. It has a beautiful barn display in the back, complete with a stool and a bucket!
The cow looks very much like a real cow, thanks to the hard work of farmers Chris and Kristina Langmack, their kids Cameron and Kirsten along with Jodi and Mark Harag and their kids Mackenzi and Cole. Even grandma Pat Langmack helped get this project done in time for the Eaton County Fair this week.
My kids were more than happy to test it out and see if it works.
A big thanks to Jim Droscha, an elected member of the Advisory Council for the Michigan Milk Producers Association, for telling about this cool cow. My kids were super excited to see it and give it a try!
I reccomend you come and check out this cow at the Eaton County Fair in Charlotte, Michigan down in the Dairy Pavillion. If you can’t make it, go to your local fair and check out their dairy display. There might be a cow just like this waiting for your kids to give it a try….and bring your camera!
What do you think they should name the cow?