Our Dakin Dairy School Field Trip program is an educational and entertaining school field trip program and an excellent tool to help inspire your students thirst for learning about sustainability, nutrition, and agriculture.
Fun, Educational School Field Trips
Dakin Dairy’s School Field Trips allow for a transfer of knowledge that is not only fun, but educational too! Student also learn about sustainable farming and the many benefits of fresh grass in our cows diet. During the School Field Trip students will see in person how milk is produced; from the pastures and the milking parlor, to the bottling room where they learn about the process of pasteurization and butterfat content. Students will also learn the importance of a "Fresh Grass" diet, and its nutritional value for cows and humans.
Students will "Taste the Difference" by enjoying an ice cold glass of farm fresh milk produced and bottled right here on the farm! Students love seeing where milk REALLY comes from… instead of the grocery store. Dakin Dairy’s School Field Trips are ideal for fun, educational school field trips. Book a School Field Trip for your class today! At Dakin Dairy students will learn the "Wonders of the Milking Way", a hands-on and exploratory tour about dairy farming, production, and bottling. During the School Field Trip students will see in person how milk is produced. From the pastures and the milking parlor, to the bottling room where they learn about the process of pasteurization and butterfat content. Classes will also learn the importance of a “Fresh Grass” diet, and its nutritional value for cows and humans.
WHAT WILL YOUR TOUR INCLUDE:
On the Dairy Tour...Your actual tour (about 1-1/2 hours) includes a hayride through the freestall barns, see where our mama cows are milked and where all the yummy milk is stored before it’s bottled. Bottle feed baby calves, hand feed goats and sheep, enjoy the bunnies and watch the pig races. Get a first-hand look at how a cow is milked. You will also visit the Processing Facility. Children will learn how milk gets from the cow, to the processing room, bottled, packaged and to the grocery store! Tour perks include....tasting our delicious whole or chocolate milk.
WHEN ARE TOURS?
Tour days and times vary! Make reservations online now. Check the CALENDAR for dates and times available. Then contact us including your name and the number of children and adults attending, your phone number, and the date that you are requesting. Food orders can be ordered in advance. School tours need to order all food in advance. Click on menu to see the food options.
WHO IS INVITED:
Families, large and small groups (and individuals, too!) are invited to come out to Dakin Dairy Farms and learn about when farming was a way of life for most of our ancestors. Everyone should learn that their food, including milk, is produced on a farm.
WHERE IS DAKIN DAIRY FARM?
We are just a short country drive away from you in Myakka City, Florida. That's in Manatee County.. Click the MAP icon to see how to get to us, and print directions to bring with you.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
- Only $10.00 per person (one teacher per class free)
FARM MARKET HOURS:
- MONDAY – SATURDAY: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
PUBLIC FARM TOURS:
- PLEASE SEE CALENDAR FOR AVAILABLE DAYS
- SATURDAY: 10:00 AM till 3:00 PM