2017 Farm Tours

Explore a Fresh Perspective on Food

 

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YOU are a consumer of agricultural products every day.  Every time you eat you are supporting a farmer.  How much do you really think about the food that you are eating? Do you know how beef is raised, or how eggs get from the chicken into your refrigerator? If these are questions you would like answered, join us for a tour of local farms! If you have questions about GMOs, organics, or food production, this is your opportunity to talk with local farmers and food professionals. South Dakota Farm Families will be hosting three bus tours in June and July. 

Participants will be given a free meal and have the opportunity to win a door prize. Sign up by clicking the "sign up" link on the right side of the page. Fill in the information.  After providing your contact information you will be asked to take a short survey. There is NO COST for these events! Only a limited number of people will be chosen to go on these tours, so apply now! See past photos and learn more at our Facebook page "South Dakota Farm Families". 

 

10th Annual Breakfast on the Farm -June 10th, 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Royalwood Dairy: 48170 266th St. Brandon, SD 57005

Enjoy a morning on the farm by taking a trolley tour of the dairy, meeting a farmer and the SD Dairy Princess, and enjoying a FREE breakfast! Learn more here

 

MoDak Dairy Day - June 24th, 10:00 am-1:00 pm

MoDak Dairy: 46472 171 St, Goodwin, SD

The MoDak family invites you to tour their dairy, enjoy a FREE grilled cheese sandwich, and learn more about dairy in SD!  No registration required! 

 

Know Your Milk Tour – June 29th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Stensland Family Farms: 1664 Ashley Avenue, Larchwood, IA 51241

This evening tour will visit Stensland Family Farms. Stensland Family Farms runs a 250-cow robotic dairy that has been in the family for over 100 years! They recently built an on-farm creamery where they now process milk, cheese and ice cream.  On this tour, you will have the opportunity to see dairy calves, ask questions to farmers and see a robotic milking system. Also, enjoy a FREE meal and cheese and ice cream samples. Space is limited, so apply today on the right side of this page under the 'sign up' tab!

Application Deadline: June 19

 

Farms After Five Tour - July 13th, 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Explore local farms and learn about how different animals are raised on this tour! Stops will be made at Klein Family Beef Farm, Valley Side Farm, and Central Farmers Cooperative. A bus will take attendees from Sioux Falls to the farms. Also, a FREE meal is provided! Space is limited, so apply today on the right side of this page under the 'sign up' tab!

Application Deadline: July 3rd

 

Pechous Dairy Open House-July 15th, 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Pechous Dairy: 30464 428th Ave., Tabor, SD 57073

Don't miss this opportunity to tour a new, 250-cow robotic dairy! You will have the opportunity to see dairy calves and a robotic milking system, talk with farmers, and enjoy FREE cheeseburgers and brats. No registration required!

 

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