Tompkins County Farm City Day

Posted by  //  July 26, 2015  //  Farming & Agriculture, News

Tompkins County Farm City Day

Family Fun Day on the Farm

Calves and cows and everything in between! The Carey family of Groton will open their farm at 305 Lick Street on Saturday August 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visitors will be able to get up close to the livestock at all ages and stages, from new-born through milking cow. Many of the farm’s consultants will be on hand to talk to folks about everything from growing crops, pasture and grazing, what cows eat to stay healthy, what the farm does to protect and enhance the environment, and all about the milking parlor. There will be related activities for children throughout the event.

The farm’s vet will be on hand, and we just might see a new calf born over the course of the afternoon, and the farm’s breeder will also be on hand. There will be a sample cow stall to check out, complete with a “Cow Mattress” – and you can lay right down on it and see one of the reasons Bossie is so happy at Carey Farm.

The Tompkins County Dairy Princess, Lizzy Drake, and her Court will offer Cabot cheese and Chobani yogurt samples all day, and at 2:00 p.m. they will build a BIG Ice Cream Sundae and then serve it to the crowd.

Guided farm tour wagon rides will begin at noon and travel through the cow barn, where the farm’s hoof trimmer will demonstrate and explain his work, then continue through the farm’s pastures where the milking herd will be grazing.

Most of the exhibits and activities will take place right in two of the larger livestock barns, so all day long visitors will be able to watch and interact with the herd. All barns will be labeled so folks will know what age group is there and facts about them. There will also be a large food tent and concession for when you get hungry or need a place to relax.

Much of the expansive lawn area will be occupied by farm equipment from the farm, CNY Farm Supply, Empire Tractor, and neighboring farms. Attendees will learn how each piece of equipment is used on a farm and information about them.

This family-oriented event is a great opportunity to learn about agriculture today, as we tell the Carey Farm Story and learn what it takes to make the Carey Farm Cows Number One!! For more information contact Debbie Teeter at 272-2292 or

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