What is the Northern Indiana Dairy Trail?
The Northern Indiana Dairy Trail is a series of open houses at dairy farms in northern Indiana. Come out to a farm in your area to see how milk and dairy products travel from a farm to your family’s table. Over the course of two weekends, 11 dairy farms will throw open their doors to the public so you can get an up close and personal look at where your milk begins its journey.
Additionally, in October, one dairy farm in Elkhart county will host the Indiana Bicentennial Torch. Dairy farms have been part of Indiana’s history since the state was founded 200 years ago. Join us in the historical seat of Indiana dairy farming celebrate the past 200 years of Indiana dairy farming. Here’s to 200 more!
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is admission to the trail?
This trail is offered FREE for everyone. We’re able to do this through the generous support of the 11 dairy farm families who are hosting the trail and our wonderful sponsors. If you or your company are interested in sponsorship opportunities please contact us.
How many farms should I visit?
As many as you like! The farms are only open one weekend, so plan accordingly, though. We recommend that you visit the farm closest to you. You may be surprised how long you can spend at a single farm, learning all about how farmers care for their cows and produce top-quality milk. Whether you visit one farm or all eleven, we think you’ll have a great time.
How long will it take to tour the farm?
This really depends on the farm, but we recommend that you plan on spending at least an hour looking around. Make sure to stay in designated areas for your own safety. Most of the tours will take place at least partially outside and will require moderate walking and standing. If you are concerned about accessibility, please contact us. Tours are rain or shine Please remember these are working farms and appropriate clothing is suggested!
Where can I go to find more information on dairy farming, milk, and dairy foods?
Visit WinnersDrinkMilk.com or DairyGood.org for more information about how dairy farmers care for their land, animals, and communities or the benefits of drinking milk and eating dairy foods.