Tuesday, April 9, 2013

An Authentic Farm Experience

We’re offering a unique experience for those interested in visiting an authentic dairy farm. During
May and June, we’ll be open to the public for three special events. In addition, private tours and party packages are available by appointment from April to October.

A visit to our farm includes a guided tour of the milking parlor to watch the cows being milked, a
wagon ride to the barn to see where the cows live, a visit to the calf area to pet the calves, agri-
education stations, outdoor playground, corn box, pedal tractors, craft activity, farm games, and a
Junior Dairyman indoor play area.

Here are some scenes from our 2012 special events and tour groups at the farm. . . . .
Getting to know our cows at Cow Tales Adventures 
A day camp group in our freestall barn
Enjoying a hayride on a beautiful day
Visitors see where the cows live, what they eat, how they are treated, etc.

Everyone loves interacting with the calves
The calves have fun with the visitors

Inside the milking parlor watching the cows milking
The Junior Dairyman indoor play area
Sometimes we have tractors on display & kids love the pedal tractors!
The outdoor playground has lots of space to run and play!
The May & June Special Events include all of the activities shown above plus. . . .
Spring Dairy Season Opener
Sunday, May 19 from 1:00-5:00pm @ $6/person (2 & under free)
Join us to re-open our farm for the season. The events listed above will be going on the entire time
we're open. Come and go anytime.

Cow Tales Adventures (for children 5 & under w/ caregiver)
Tuesday, May 21 from 10:00am-12:00pm @ $6/person (12 months & under free)
This farm adventure allows young children and caregivers to tour the farm, make a cow craft, play in the indoor play area and have a dairy snack. Plan to arrive by 10am and be at the farm until 12pm to take part in all of the activities.

Celebrate June Dairy Month
Sunday, June 23 1:00-5:00pm @ $6/person (2 & under free)
Celebrate June Dairy Month by visiting a dairy to learn about cows and milk! The events listed above will be going on the entire time we're open. Come and go anytime.

Parking is free. Drinks and ice cream bars are available for sale or bring your own picnic. Activities
are outdoors and indoors. No reservations are necessary. These special events will proceed rain or shine. Remember, you're visiting a farm so dress for the occasion.

If you have a group of 15 or more, book a private tour of the farm. Group tours are perfect for schools, day camps, scouts, 4-H clubs, play groups, senior groups or any group! Looking for a unique party experience? Check out our party packages which provide private use of our facility.

We look forward to hosting you on our farm! For details about the special events, private tours or
party packages, visit the Hastings Dairy webpage. To book a private tour or party, contact me.

2 comments:

  1. This is such a great opportunity for everybody to experience what agriculture really is. Everybody needs to know what good agriculture does. Great Post.

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    1. Thanks! You have a great blog. I love your photos!

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