Family Day at the Dairy Farm

Filed under Entertainment & Dining, Events on February 13, 2017.

North Florida residents can get an inside look at how dairy farms produce milk at the 2017 Family Day at the Dairy Farm, a free open-house event presented by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences with support of Florida Dairy Farmers.  Held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at the UF/IFAS dairy farm in Hague, the event is free to the public. The event includes opportunities to see cows being milked, tour barn facilities, examine cattle feed, pet calves, sample dairy products, make butter, take a hayride, climb into a tractor and learn how UF/IFAS dairy research and Extension help the state’s dairy farmers produce better milk at lower cost and keep their herds comfortable and healthy while protecting the environment.

The farm is located at 13515 NW County Road 237, just east of Alachua. The event will be held rain or shine.

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