Baraboo college students residing the ice cream dream

Erika Schade, in her first 12 months of instructing at Baraboo Excessive Faculty, is an agriculture trainer and FFA advisor.


Not many highschool last initiatives embrace fudge swirls and Oreo cookie crumbs. Then once more, most courses aren’t taught with treats concerned, though possibly they need to be. The scholars can thank Erika Schade for that.

Schade is a Baraboo Excessive Faculty agriculture trainer and FFA advisor. That is her fourth 12 months instructing and her first 12 months as an teacher at Baraboo.

“The Ice Cream Problem is a superb capping mission for our dairy meals science course,” Schade stated. “I used to be attempting to think about a enjoyable means for college students to find out about ice cream different than simply making it.”

Schade got here up with the problem, the place college students develop their very own sundaes after which have their classmates attempt them.

“College students have to gather information, rework recipes and solicit buyer suggestions,” Schade stated. “The purpose is for college students to know that corporations make flavors or meals based mostly on clients and that, as clients, we are able to affect corporations in what they do.”

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Making ice cream is a deliciously enjoyable class.

Baraboo Dairy Class

College students in Erika Schade’s dairy science class make ice cream sundaes for the scholars to attempt.


College students fashioned corporations throughout the class. The preferred taste was “Oil Spill,” created by the Redneck Ice Cream Firm. Vanilla based mostly, the ice cream had fudge and cookies. Additionally fashionable was “All the things Peanut Butter” by the Udderly Implausible Ice Cream Firm. Additionally vanilla based mostly, it had peanut butter, chocolate syrup and peanut butter syrup cups.

“The least fashionable,” Schade stated, “in our school-wide survey was something with mint flavoring, fruit flavoring, or cereal.”

It isn’t the primary time dairy science college students have created their very own meals. In school they’ve additionally made butter and yogurt.

“I believe it is attention-grabbing to see college students perceive the method of creating our on a regular basis dairy merchandise after which with the ability to create them in school.”

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Wisconsin is a dairy nation, Schade is aware of that. She additionally is aware of that there are various issues behind all this. There may be extra, she tries to impart to her college students, to dairying than being a farmer. There are the individuals who carry the milk; scientists who analyze milk in processing vegetation; employees creating new merchandise; builders; distributors; and plenty of others that maintain the business afloat.”

Schade stated: “I hope that the way forward for the business is in my class and that I can encourage them to make a profession within the dairy business.”

It is fairly potential, significantly with an enormous bowl of tasty ice cream in hand.

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