Family Farm Days at Oregon Dairy

By on June 8, 2016
Children of the Corn — Kids loved playing with corn kernels at a previous Oregon Dairy Family Fun Days event (Photo by Stan Hall)

Children of the Corn — Kids loved playing with corn kernels at a previous Oregon Dairy Family Fun Days event (Photo by Stan Hall)

 

On June 14, 15 and 16, Oregon Dairy is celebrating over 30 years of Family Farm Days — a free community event featuring educational, firsthand experiences on a third generation family-owned dairy farm. There will be lots of free family fun, free food samples, and other inexpensive things for families to enjoy. This is a weekday event, Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

Family Farm Days features the following free activities: tractor and wagon rides from the store to the farm; tours of the barn and milking facility; samples of Oregon Dairy’s chocolate milk and white milk, and chocolate or vanilla ice cream; Oregon Dairy Organics compost facility tours — learn how Oregon Dairy turns cow manure into energy with the methane digester. explore the ag technology exhibits and get up close with large farm equipment on display. Learn about “A Day in the Life of a Cow,” through hands-on activities.

There will be a pumpkin seed giveaway to be used in the pumpkin growing contest set for October during Lancaster County Ag Week, sponsored by Rohrer Seeds, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, and Oregon Dairy.

Kunzler Meat’s will be selling hot dogs and drinks at the farm. Kids can explore the straw tunnels and go on a scavenger hunt, sponsored by 4-H Club. A random winner will be picked daily to win a prize. Take part in a stream study, sponsored by Lancaster Conservation District. Participants will get their feet wet. A “Barnyard Theatre” presentations is scheduled every half hour throughout the day.

Other activities and items available for purchase include: garden tractor barrel rides; pedal tractor rides; and a chicken barbecue dinner, served on the deck daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, visit OregonDairy.com.

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