Our Kids Farm Camp and Farm Tours both kick off June 2021! Learn more >

we are a family-owned dairy farm

located in Menominee, Illinois (halfway between East Dubuque & Galena). We milk 400 cows, mostly Holsteins (the black and white ones!) and run about 850 acres.

We’re passionate about what we do, and we love educating others about what farming looks like today.

Berning Acres : A family-owned dairy farm located in Menominee, IL.
Berning Acres Farm Camp
June 21 & 23 (Monday & Wednesday)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 22 & 24 (Tuesday & Thursday)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 28 & 30 (Monday & Wednesday)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 29 & July 1 (Tuesday & Thursday)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

For Ages 7 – 12

At Berning Acres FARM CAMP, kids will engage in outdoor activities centered around working with animals including calves, chickens, goats, sheep and ponies (and probably the farm dog, Lacey.) They’ll also create dairy treats from scratch like ice cream and butter. Scavenger hunts, obstacle courses, seek n' finds, hikes and more will be part of our daily exploring. Kids will get to experience a taste of what its like to live on a farm and even get to lend a helping hand with the morning chores, like feeding the animals and collecting the eggs. We're kicking off our inaugural year of the camp and we'd love for you to join us!

Farm Tours at Berning Acres : A family-owned dairy farm located in Menominee, IL. Offering farm tours and farm experiences.
Beginning June 17 through October 16

Thursdays 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Friday 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Get a unique behind-the-scenes experience of real life on a 21st century dairy farm!

Time Length : about 90 minutes

We love to welcome people to our farm, and cannot wait to share the wonderful hands-on experience of farm life with you! on our FARM TOUR, we'll lead you through our working dairy farm, where you’ll get the opportunity to milk a cow, feed a calf (calf selfies encouraged!) and learn about innovative technologies used on our farm. Of course, you’ll enjoy a tasty ice cream treat at the end of your tour, too!

Berning Acres : A family-owned dairy farm located in Menominee, IL.

We’re passionate about what we do and want to educate others about agriculture and the dairy farm industry.

 

We’ve always loved inviting people to come check out the farm and experience what farming looks like in the 21st century. Our hope is that you’ll visit our farm and leave with some great knowledge about agriculture, farm animals and farm life (and a deeper appreciation for that wholesome nutritious glass of milk you enjoy each day!)