Dairy Farm Tours

Take a virtual tour of a dairy

From the professional nutritionists who develop balanced diets for cows, the farm workers who ensure cows are safe and comfortable, to the technicians who ensure milk is safe, nutritious and pasteurized, dairy farms are often complex operations. One of the most common questions about dairy is, “What actually happens on a dairy farm?” For this reason, SUDIA has developed a Virtual Dairy Farm Tour. This virtual walk-through explains the main functions of the modern dairy barn with brief educational videos covering topics such as milking parlors, cow care, cow feed, pasteurization, and sustainability efforts. The tour is suitable for learning in individual or classroom settings.

Click on any area of the dairy farm to get started!


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Discovery Education™/Undeniably Dairy™ Virtual Field Trip

Southeast Dairy Association - Discovery EducationIn partnership with Discovery TV’s award-winning Discovery Education™ program and the Undeniably Dairy™ campaign, we are proud to offer Virtual Field Trip (VFT). This innovative series goes behind-the-scenes to show students how farmers and the dairy community bring dairy foods from farm-to-table, while contributing to sustainable food systems. Join us to learn about the latest advances on modern today’s dairy farms.

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Group and classroom dairy farm tours in your state

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Learn about Southeast dairy farming firsthand

Visiting a dairy farm allows you to see firsthand the daily operation of safe milk production and the care dairy farmers give to their land and animals. Touring a dairy farm as a classroom, family, or tour group can be a fun and educational way to see dairy cows up close and identify with the farmers who produce the wholesome dairy products your family enjoys. Here is a list of dairy farms in your area offering guided tours (list includes farms in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia). For information about tour pricing and scheduling, please contact the farm directly.

 

Alabama

Middleton Farms, Moss Point, Miss. – http://middletonfarmtours.webs.com/
Located near the Alabama/Mississippi state line, Middleton Farms teaches visitors about the history of the farm and dairy foods.
21500 Otis Cooper Rd., Moss Point, MS 39562

Georgia

Cagle’s Family Farm, Canton, Ga.http://caglesfamilyfarm.com/farm-ag-ventures/
Cagle’s Family Farm hosts Ag-venture farm tours every fourth Saturday during the months April through July.
355 Stringer Rd., Canton, GA 30115

Mayfield Dairy Farms, Braselton, Ga.http://www.mayfielddairy.com/
Visitors are welcomed to tour and learn about Mayfield’s history, agriculture, nutrition, science, technology, entertainment and art.
1160 Broadway Ave., Braselton, GA 30517

Mountain Fresh Creamery, Clermont, Ga.http://mountainfreshcreamery.com/farm-tours/
At Mountain Fresh Creamery, the public can experience the final stages of real-time production of high-quality, farm-fresh milk, butter and ice cream.
6615 Cleveland Hwy., Clermont, GA 30527

Rock House Creamery, Newborn, Ga. – http://rockhousecreamery.com/tours/
Immerse yourself in the world of Rock House Creamery and Garden. You will meet beautiful dairy cows, learn about the creamline milk process from cow to bottle, and sample milk and Rock House Creamery’s delicious cheese curds.
2471 Broughton Rd., Newborn, GA 30056

Southern Belle Farm, McDonough, Ga.http://southernbellefarm.com/index.php
Southern Belle Farm offers pick-your-own fruits and vegetables as well as an educational dairy barn exhibit, barnyard animals, cornfield maze, pumpkin patch, pig races, and hayride tours.
1658 Turner Church Rd., McDonough, GA 30252

Steed’s Dairy, Grovetown, Ga.http://www.steedsdairy.com/index.html
Steed’s Dairy is a third-generation, working dairy farm offering spring and fall field trips, year-round parties and private rentals, as well as an autumn corn maze and pumpkin patch.
4634 Wrightsboro Rd., Grovetown, GA 30813

Kentucky

Alpine Hills Dairy Farm, Dry Ridge, Ky.http://www.countrypumpkinsky.com/
The Alpine Hills Dairy Farm opens its gates every September-November for the Country Pumpkins Fall Festival and Tours.
1835 Sherman Mt. Zion Rd., Dry Ridge, KY 41035

Chaney’s Dairy Barn, Bowling Green, Ky.http://www.chaneysdairybarn.com/
Chaney’s offers Summer Family Farm Tours on Fridays and Mondays (June-July).
9191 Nashville Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42101

Harvest Moon Farm, Crestwood, Ky. http://www.harvesthomedairyky.com/our_tours.htm
The tour at Harvest Moon Farm guides visitors through the entire process of dairy farming.
7401 Hanna Rd., Crestwood, KY 40014

Meadowbrook Farm, Richmond, Ky. http://farms.eku.edu/
Meadowbrook Farm is a teaching laboratory that supports academic programs within the Eastern Kentucky University Department of Agriculture.
521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond, KY 40475

Thomas Dairy Farm and Market, Cecilia, Ky.http://www.thomasdairyfarmandmarket.com/field-trips.html
Thomas Dairy Farm provides educational farm tours for school groups, childcare classes, civic organizations and adult groups.
4625 Leitchfield Rd., Cecilia, KY 42724

Louisiana

Kleinpeter Farms Dairy, Pine Grove, La.http://www.kleinpeterdairy.com/
Kleinpeter Farms Dairy conducts tours of its dairy farm in Pine Grove between 9 am and 2 pm, Monday through Friday.
305 Golden Guernsey Lane, Highway 16, Montpelier, LA 70453

Papa Simpson’s Farm, Arcadia, La.http://www.papasimpsonsfarm.com/
Papa Simpson’s educational tours lead visitors around the farm, detailing the history of the dairy and the story of dairy farming.
961 Rich Road, Arcadia, LA 71001

Mississippi

Ard’s Dairy, Ruth, Miss.http://ardsdairyfarm.com/
Ard’s Dairy Farm offers a unique experience for visitors to see firsthand the daily operations of a working family farm.
3479 Orchard Lane SE, Ruth, MS 39662

Country Girls Creamery, Lumberton, Miss.http://www.countrygirlscreamery.com/tours.php
Open weekdays for tours, Country Girls Creamery gives visitors a variety of touring options.
203 Sammy Jo Rd., Lumberton, MS 39455

Middleton Farms, Moss Point, Miss.http://middletonfarmtours.webs.com/
At Middleton Farms, visitors will learn the history behind the dairy, be introduced to the dairy commodity and more.
21500 Otis Cooper Rd., Moss Point, MS 39562

North Carolina

Homeland Creamery, Julian, N.C.http://www.homelandcreamery.com/
The tour at Homeland Creamery takes visitors on an hour and a half journey around the facility, including views of the crops, heifers, pregnant cows and more.
6506 Bowman Dairy Rd., Julian, NC 27283

Maple View Agricultural Educational Center, Hillsborough, N.C.http://mapleviewagcenter.com/contact.php
Maple View Agricultural Center is a non-profit facility designed to educate children about agriculture in relation to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study in Science.
3501 Dairyland Rd., Hillsborough, NC 27278

Reedy Fork Organic Farm, Elon, N.C.http://www.reedyforkfarm.com/tours/
At Reedy Fork, the staff leads visitors through a tour of how an organic dairy farm and feed mill operate.
7092 Sockwell Rd., Elon, NC 27244

Simply Natural Creamery, Ayden, N.C.http://www.simplynaturalcreamery.com/
Simply Natural Creamery offers visitors an inside look at the operation of an organic dairy farm and creamery.
1265 Carson Edwards Rd, Ayden, NC 28513

Stowe Dairy Farms, Gastonia, N.C.http://www.stowedairyfarms.com/index.html
As former educators, the staff at Stowe Dairy will work with you to choose a farm tour focus area.
169 Stowe Dairy Rd., Gastonia, NC 28052

South Carolina

Happy Cow Creamery, Pelzer, S.C.http://www.happycowcreamery.com/
Happy Cow Creamery is a unique on-the-farm milk bottling operation offering high-quality fresh milk directly from its own dairy cows.
332 McKelvey Rd., Pelzer, SC 29669

Hickory Hill Milk, Edgefield, S.C.http://www.hickoryhillmilk.com/
150 Faulkner Mountain Rd., Edgefield, SC 29824

Tennessee

Hatcher Family Farm, College Grove, Tenn.https://www.hatcherfamilydairy.com/home.aspx
The Hatcher family will take you into the barns where the cows are milked, to various pasture lots, and to the creamery where milk is bottled (and more).
6561 Arno Rd., College Grove, TN 37046

Mayfield Dairy Farms, Athens, Tenn.http://www.mayfielddairy.com/
Visitors are welcomed to tour and learn about Mayfield’s history, agriculture, nutrition, science, technology, research and development, entertainment and art.
4 Mayfield Lane, Athens, TN 37303

Sweetwater Valley Farm, Philadelphia, Tenn.http://www.sweetwatervalley.com/index.html
Walking tours educate visitors about the sequence of events that form the food production chain that Sweetwater Valley describes as “from cows to cheese”.
17988 West Lee Hwy., Philadelphia, TN 37846

Virginia

Bergey’s Dairy, Chesapeake, Va.http://www.bergeysbreadbasket.com/familyfun
Creamy, smooth and always freshly made in our store, our ice cream is something special!
2207 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Chesapeake, VA 23322

Cows-N-Corn, Midland, Va.http://www.cows-n-corn.com/
Every kid should meet a cow, take a hayride, see a tractor, and smell the “fresh” air on a real working farm.
5225 Catlett Rd., Midland, VA 22728

Hedgebrook Farm, Winchester, Va. – http://www.hedgebrook.com/tour.asp
In operation since 1906 the farm began as an apple orchard, with a dairy business added in the 1940s. Our milking parlour is the only remaining glass-tubed milking machine in Virginia.
690 Shady Elm Road, Winchester, VA 22602

Richlands Dairy Farm, Blackstone, Va.http://richlandsdairyfarm.webs.com/
Richlands offers seasonal events and farm tours of the dairy and farm facilities.
116 Cox Rd. Blackstone, VA 23824

Don’t see your farm? Contact us and we’ll add you to the list.