COME SEE US!

If your group would like to visit our farm for a tour, please fill out our  tour request form below, or print out this PDF version of the form and mail  it to the address listed on the form. Stick around to look at our image gallery and a few videos we love at the bottom of the page!

Here is some basic information about tours on our farm. Feel free to contact us with any other questions  you may have.

Pre-Tour Learning:  Be sure to check out the videos below and click here   http://www.healthyeating.org/Healthy-Kids/Kids-Games-Activities/Dairy-Farm.aspx for ideas for activities as part of the preparation  for the big day.    https://dairygood.org/Health-and-Wellness is another link you may want to explore to prepare your group for the big day.

Groups & Times:  Traditionally, we divide tour groups into three rotating stations and provide a tour that lasts at least 1 ½-2 hours long.  However, we can customize the tour to work in many different ways, for different durations and covering different types of content.  Just let us know what you have in mind and together we can make a plan.  We are flexible!

Restroom Facilities:   We do have one basic bathroom in the milk center.

Buses:   Buses will have plenty of space to park on the farm.

Name Tags:  These are optional, but they help facilitate more interaction and discussion with the students.

Clothing:  The students will be both outside in the weather (and sometimes mud!) and in unheated barns.  Please have everyone dress appropriately for visiting a farm and the weather of the day.

Group Name (required)

Your Full Name (required)

Your Phone Number (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Mailing Address (required)

Number of Students in your Group (required)

Number of Chaperones in your Group (required)

Age range of students in your group (required)

Preferred date of visit (required)

Preferred arrival time and departure time (required)

Special Concerns: (such as allergies, physical handicaps, etc.–we typically serve milk, Saltine crackers and homemade butter during the tour) (required)

Photos: We may want to use a few photos from your day at the farm for our newsletters, websites and other public relations pieces. Do we have permission to do so? (required)
YesNoYes, but with restrictions (if you mark this option, we will send you photos we’d like to use ahead of time to be sure those people are NOT included

Click here to view a PDF version of the above form to fill out and mail in to us.   Tour Request Form  Pre-Tour Form

 

 

For more dairy fun, give these videos a look

For more dairy fun give these videos a look. These are awesome resources to prepare your group/students for a tour to our dairy farm. The first video , “Willow Bend Farm” is of our  dairy farm.  “How to Feed a calf” video and “Farm it Maybe”  both star New York dairy kids on their own New York dairy farms.  As an additional video reference be sure to view “Life on a Dairy Farm” for a more detailed video of dairy farming.  This video highlights the Patterson Dairy Farm, also in the Finger Lakes area.

Willow Bend Farm

How to Feed a Calf

Life on a Dairy Farm

"Farm It Maybe"