We’ve always loved inviting people to check out our farm and experience what farming looks like in the 21st century. Join us and leave with greater knowledge about (and appreciation for!) agriculture – and experiences you won’t forget!
Experience the Farm
May - October 2023
Thursdays: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Fridays: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sunday: June 18th & July 9th 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
*Tailored private tours available upon request. Contact Natalie at 563.543.8936, we strive to accommodate groups of all sizes!
Get a unique behind-the scenes experience of real life on a 21st century dairy farm! 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!
Night at the Farm : Cows, Beers and Cheese Curds
Friday, June 16: 7 – 9ish p.m.
Friday, July 7: 7 – 9ish p.m.
Friday, September 8: 6 – 8ish p.m.
Night at the Farm : Cows, Wine and Charcuterie
Saturday, June 17: 7 – 9ish p.m.
Saturday, July 8: 7 – 9ish p.m.
Saturday, September 9: 6 – 8ish p.m.
Just like our Cows, Beers and Cheese Curds experience, however our beverages* will feature wine that pairs well with a variety of cheeses. Upon the completion of our farm explorations, we’ll enjoy wine and a beautiful charcuterie board, of course highlighting a variety of cheeses and more... with the sunset as our backdrop. So many new opportunities or experiences to be had – milk a cow, give a calf her bottle, help with farm chores by feeding a farm friend (goat, sheep, pig, and pony). Lots of opportunities for photo ops along the way, and playtime with the goats and other animals if you'd like!
NEW 2023 DATES:
REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 6
June 8 & 9 (Thursday & Friday) : 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 12 & 14 (Monday & Wednesday) : 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 13 & 15 (Tuesday & Thursday) : 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 19 & 21 (Monday & Wednesday) : 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 20 & 22 (Tuesday & Thursday): 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 26 & 27 (Monday & Tuesday) : 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
For Ages 7 – 12
At Berning Acres FARM CAMP, campers will have a few morning chores to attend to like feeding the animals or collecting the eggs from the chicken coop. There will be structured time each day to interact with and learn about the animals on the farm including the cows, calves, goats, sheep and and farm dog, Lacey too. Plus, meet our chocolate lab puppy, sweet Hazel. We will also have an organized activity each day such as: making ice cream or butter from scratch, outdoor games and races, scavenger hunts and seek n finds. Pony Rides & Hay Ride to boot!!!
A tasty dairy treat will be provided each day for snack. Please SEND a SACK LUNCH with your child each day.