New York State Archives, NYSA_14457-86_B1_milkinspector
Department of Agriculture milk inspector weighs milk in a barnand a farmer milks a cow, circa 1940.
What are the men on the left side of the photograph doing?
What is the man on right side of the photograph doing?
What are the jugs with hoses used for?
Do they make milking easier?
Based on this picture and what you know, what are some difficulties of dairy farming?
New York is the nation's third largest dairy producer. What other states are in the top ten? Graph the top ten by production and make a key.
Math: A cow on Farmer Brown’s dairy farm can produce 1 pint a day of milk. How many cows would be needed to produce 1 gallon of milk?
Science: What kind of scale is being used in this picture? How does this scale work? Who invented it?
English Language Arts: Write a daily schedule for a dairy worker.
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