Interpreting the Evidence
Filling Milk Bottles
Suggested Teaching Instructions
Filling milk bottles at a creamery, 1920.
New York is the nation's third largest producer of dairy products, and milk is New York's leading agricultural product. Dairy farms can be found all across the state. The dairy industry accounts for one-half of the state's agricultural receipts. In 2004, New York produced 11.7 billion pounds of dairy products, worth $1.95 billion.
How does industrialization change a society?
Check for Understanding
Describe the scene in the photograph and evaluate the impact of industrialization on these workers and their local community.
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 sellable milk. How many cows would be needed to fill 1 gallon of milk?
English Language Arts: Write a daily schedule for a dairy worker.