Wisconsin Dairy Farm Tours

For those of you who have always wanted to do a farm tour but just never had time to develop a tour plan, you're in luck! The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board developed the Wisconsin Dairy Farm Tour Booklet to be a quick reference for helping you give a successful farm tour.

The booklet was originally developed with school groups in mind, but the information it offers can be easily adapted to fit any touring audience. We hope you find the information and ideas, as well as the other resources we've listed below, helpful in making your tour a positive experience for everyone involved.

The booklet is divided into six sections:

  1. Why give a farm tour
  2. Preparing for your farm tour
  3. Talking points
  4. Tricky questions and sticky situations
  5. Neat ideas
  6. Audiences

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Visit Dairy Statistics (Wisconsin and U.S.) for additional information that you could share with your tour group or download activity and color pages for kids.  Tour groups should also review safety measures outlined in the Dairy Farm Tour Booklet and the Farm Tour Safety page.

You may also want to consider showing the 10-minute Dairy Farming in Wisconsin--It's About the Cows video.

Request Dairy Tour Resources

If you are planning a farm tour, visit the online "America's Dairyland" catalog for some great fun and affordable handout items.

ACTIVE WISCONSIN DAIRY PRODUCERS ONLY: If you would like to order any of the following resources, indicate the number of items you want in the box in front of each item below. All requests are subject to WMMB review and availability.

Resources you may request include:

  • Wisconsin Dairy Data Booklet (Wisconsin dairy statistics to be provided to adults)  
  • Milk Brochure (Comparisons of Dairy Milk, Soy, Almond and Cashew Nutrition)  
  • Novelty Item (chosen by WMMB based on age group described in "Comments" below)  
  • Wisconsin Dairy Fun Book (activity book appropriate for ages 7-10)  
  • Farm to Family Coloring Book (appropriate for preschoolers)  
  • Biodegradable Plastic Tote Bags  
  • Traveler's Guide to Wisconsin Cheese (locate cheese manufacturers/retailers thoughout state)  
* The quantitiy of at least one item must be greater than 0.

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Farm Name:*
Shipping Address:*
(Street address only. UPS cannot deliver to P.O. Boxes.)
Zip Code:*
Email Address:*  
  In the box below, include the date of your tour, the number of students/visitors, age or grade of students, the number of teachers/adults expected to attend, and any other pertinent information regarding your tour.

Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. All requests are subject to WMMB review and availability.

Confirm that you entered your full name and street address above. We cannot send these resources if we only have a P.O. Box or if we do not have complete information.

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