We invite you to visit our farm! Some farm chores are routine: every day we feed our baby calves, spread straw in hutches, stock hay and fill water buckets. Depending upon the season, we may be planting our fields, gathering forages for the cows or harvesting crops.
21st century dairy farmers use specialized machinery: In 2011 we installed a milking robot, “Johann LELY,” who is on the job 24/7 milking cows. You can check out a skidsteer, TMR mixer and a slurry wagon. We use Massey Ferguson tractors; there’s one for every job here on the farm!
Groups may schedule a Dairy Farm Tour anytime. Please make your appointment with us at least two weeks in advance.
Family farm tours: please call an hour ahead to book your tour!
Half Day or Full Day Agri-cation
We use our education and agri-cation every day on the farm! Farmers are business people, dedicated to producing fresh, wholesome, abundant food for Americans and the entire world. We provide for the welfare of our livestock, crops, land and families.
Our brains and hands-on activities are designed to highlight Michigan Model K-12 objectives on a 21st century farm. Biology: explore life cycles of crops like corn, wheat and sugar beets. Math: solve story problems about cows and feed nutrition or how many corn kernels are in an acre. Economics: use real receipts and sales records from our farm to make business decisions. Health: filling your plate with good food choices. English: create a milk mustache poster for your classroom.
We work with teachers to customize your group’s day on the farm.
Our goal is to make sure your students have a fun day at the farm, while thinking and doing things like a farmer! Scout leaders: our activities apply toward badge requirements, too!
German Heritage Baking Class
Guten Appetit! Our farm kitchen is yours for a delicious German baking class. Bake pretzels, Butterhorns, Eisenkuchen, or German Christmas Cookies with us. A perfect way to spend an afternoon with your girlfriends, scouts or family members. These baking parties are great ways to celebrate good times together.
Many of our recipes have been passed down from mother to daughter for generations. While we are leading you in a baking adventure, we will share stories about how area farmers grow crops like wheat for Nightingale flour, beets for Pioneer and Big Chief brands of sugar, and of course, how dairy farmers produce fresh milk.
Our kitchen can accommodate groups of up to thirty guests. We do most of our baking classes from November – March, but may be able to accommodate other dates as well. Call early to reserve your group’s date.
**Kitchen is used for cooking every day; those with food allergies should take heed and consider their own safety first.
Five acres of corn stalks,
Two and a half miles of trails,
Four mazes to conquer,
You’re going to have an a-maze-ing fun time!
It’s not just a walk in the stalks, it’s an Ag-venture for the whole family! Our 2012 corn maze has two bridges, a labyrinth, and plenty of twists and turns to challenge you; plus interactive stations about cows, the USDA Food Plate, and physical activity challenges for guests of all ages.
Open September and October from 4 pm - 10 pm on Friday, 10 am - 10 pm on Saturday and on Sunday at 1pm - 10pm. Be sure to bring a flashlight if you are visiting at night!
Groups of 15 or more can make reservations to visit Frankenmuth Corn Maze seven days a week. Call at least one week in advance to make a reservation.