Farm Visit Etiquette

Always remember that a farm is a place of work.

Walk and speak in a quiet voice.

Greet the farmer when you arrive.

Never feed or pet any animals without the farmer’s permission.

Do not climb on any gates, walls, trees, stairs, hay, or equipment without explicit permission every time you visit.

Leave all gates open or shut exactly as you find them. (If you are certain a gate is not as it should be, remedy it as best as you can and inform the farmer as soon as possible.)

Never allow children to enter a barn unattended.

Visit a farm with the same courtesy and respect you would a factory, school, or doctor’s office.