Farm Tours

2019 Fall Farm Tour Details

What: The Dairy Excellence Foundation hosts annual day-long farm tours to give high school students the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of modern working dairy farms while showcasing careers within the dairy industry as well as agricultural technologies used to help improve today’s farming practices. High school students and agricultural educators are invited to attend the tour though registration is required.

When: Friday, October 18th, 2019 – 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Where: Berks County, Pennsylvania

Details: The tour will begin at Vista Grande Farm where students will get to see robot milkers at work and hear from industry professionals who work with the farm. The students will then travel to Way-Har Farm Market in Bernville for a behind the scenes experience of how they make their ice cream and taste the ice cream. After eating lunch at Way-Har farm Market, students will head to their final destination at Zahncroft Farm in Womelsdorf where we will feature their brand new facilities with a sand bed system and a new parlor.

Registration: Teachers and students must register for the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Farm Tour by October 4. To Register, email Brittany Snyder at

Please Include the following details in your registration email: 

  • Teacher’s name(s) attending
  • List of student names and grades
  • School Address
  • Best contact number and email
  • Teacher’s cell number for day of tour

Two bus pick-up locations will be established close to the end of registration. These bus pick-up locations will be where you meet up with other classes to head to Vista Grande Farm as a group.

Questions about the Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow Fall Farm Tour or the Exploration Experiences can be directed to the Center for Dairy Excellence by phone at 717-346-0849 or via email at