Farm City Day returns to Fouts Farm at 1393 State Route 222, in Groton -- our 2004 Farm City Day host! Visit this 3rd and 4th generation family dairy farm and better understand agriculture by learning the Fouts Farm story. You'll learn about the crops the farm grows and how they keep the herd healthy, see cows at all their life stages - including petting a calf, try out a cow mattress for comfort, climb into some big farm equipment and learn how much it costs, take a hay ride through the cow barn, and MORE!
Farm City Day is a free, family-oriented educational event that offers the public a chance to visit a working farm and learn about agriculture. Visitors tour the farm and meet the farmers while learning about local agriculture, including farming practices that farmers use to protect the watershed, , animal husbandry, and cropland management. Children especially enjoy an " Farm Fact Passport to Fun" activity that encourages them to learn about the farm and farming while they get stickers in their passports for questions they answer correctly.
Other activities for the day often include a sheep and border collie demonstration, and cheese and milk samples with the Tompkins County Dairy Princess and her court, who make and serve a giant ice cream sundae for the crowd. The McLean Ladies Auxiliary will provide a food concession for hungry attendees.
Since being established in 1999, Farm City Day has brought the public to some of Tompkins County's most interesting and diverse farms. Visit our pages featuring each of these farms, and watch our Upcoming Events page for the next Farm City Day location. We hope to see you there!
Last updated September 25, 2015