Ard’s Dairy Farm Tours are Fun and Educational

Climbing to the top of the milk cooler at Ard's Dairy FarmAre you looking for a unique and educational adventure field trip opportunity? Plan a day at Ard’s Dairy Farm in Ruth, Mississippi. We enjoy sharing our way of life with others. Tours are great events for school field trips, church trips, Scout troops, and birthday parties.

There is a beautiful shaded area where our guests are encouraged to have a picnic lunch.

We have an exciting tour planned for groups who visit us. This is our way of life and we want to share the wonderful experience of living on and running a dairy farm with others. During your visit we will take your group on a wagon ride around the farm and through the pasture. You will learn all about the daily life of the cows that make the milk you love to drink.

On your tour, you will -

Feeding a baby calf at Ard's Dairy Farm

    Petting baby animals at Ard's Dairy Farm





Pat Ard at milking stations

  • Bottle feed a baby calf
  • Visit the new, modernized milking parlor and see the cows being milked
  • Visit the milk room and see milk inside the cooling tank
  • Learn about the process of transporting milk to a milk plant and, eventually, to your grocery store and dinner table
  • Ride our “Moo Choo Train” around our pond
  • Feed the fish in our pond

What Will You Learn?

  • How long baby calves are bottle-fed
  • What a calf weighs at birth
  • How much feed each cow eats every day to produce
  • How much milk one cow produces every day of the week
  • How much milk it takes to make ice cream, cheese, butter,
    and whipping cream
  • What we do to keep our cows clean and that their milk is healthy

About Our Tours

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  • Tours will last approximately 2 – 2.5 hours
  • Children 2 and under are FREE, but a reservation is required
  • Teachers and bus drivers are free
  • We are a working farm, so plan to wear old clothes
  • Please wear closed toe shoes – no flip-flops
  • No chewing gum. Our cows don’t like it!

To Schedule a Tour

Julie Ard-James (601) 606-8418
Send us an email.