Girl Scouts Earn Dairy Patch & Learn Farm Radio

It was a beautiful day for a farm visit on Saturday! Roughly 35 troops from Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland set foot on Haag Dairy in Dane, Wisconsin to learn about careers in agriculture. At the end of the day, they earned a dairy patch.

The Dairy Patch program started in 2021 to expose the students to careers in the dairy industry.

About 10 presenters were on-site, hosting learning stations that the girls rotated around. The presenters covered careers in agriculture from nutrition, veterinary sciences, conservation, and agricultural communications. Stephanie Hoff introduced them to farm radio!

At the Mid-West Farm Report workshop station, the Girl Scouts were tasked with creating a 30-second radio story about what they learned on the farm or from the other educational stations that day. After they came up with the content they wanted to share, Hoff taught them how to structure the story, including a hook, an introduction, the content, and a close.

The troops warmed up by talking about what they already knew — cookies! Here are some examples:

Next, it was time to talk about agriculture! Here’s how the troops did talking about calf health:

The following group of Girl Scouts decided to talk about cow nutrition:

Farm technology was also something the troops found interesting: