Rickreall Dairy is located just 15 minutes from Oregon’s state capitol, Salem. Our tour guide is the farm’s owner, Louie Kazemier. Rickreall Dairy is home to 3,500 Holstein cows. The cows are milked three times a day and produce an average of 10 gallons of milk per cow per day. Rickreall Dairy is inspected once a month, and works with 18 different government agencies. Milk is filtered and chilled before being tested to be sure it’s always free of antibiotics. You can find Rickreall Dairy’s milk in the Willamette Valley under the Darigold and Fred Meyer brands.
Activity 1: Virtual Field Trip to Rickreall Dairy Cow Barn
Watch the virtual field trip linked below with students to provide background information on the dairy industry.
Activity 3: Our Dairy Cows Send Their Best
Included in your inquiry box is a set of Our Dairy Cows Send Their Best booklets. Provide each student with a Our Dairy Cows Send Their Best booklet and read through the pages together to help student further understand the journey of milk from farm to table. After, provide each student with the included Rickreall Farm coloring for a fun afternoon activity!