Groups and Schools are always welcomed to schedule a tour throughout the year during the week.
Please email our office at Bjones@crown-chicago.com with requested tour dates/times, number of children's/adults, children age range and main contact information.
We offer a tour where you will learn about the below aspect of running a dairy farm and get a brief window into
our genetic show cows life.
*Tours average 1 to 2 hours depending on size and age of group.
Calf care and the start of life
Cow care Dairy/Show and where they live
Keeping animals comfortable and healthy
Milking parlor and equipment
Where does the milk go?
Importance of dairy
Crops and Feeding
What is grown on the farm?
The different type of feed cows eat
Cows diet and importance of nutrients for dairy and show cows
The different ways we recycle
Compost operation, what it is made of and where does it go
*On request we offer an tour of Midwest Organics Recycling for a in depth look of composting*
Along the way we encourage the tour groups to think of questions they would like to ask , as we will set aside ample time for questions with one of our Herdsmen.
We recommend the below sites to explore with your group before and after your tour.
*Discover Dairy @ https://www.discoverdairy.com
* AG Classroom @ https://agclassroom.org