Mesman Farm is a real working dairy farm. There is a variety of equipment, animals and areas that require your attention and respect. Some areas are not available to you. A guide will be given to your group and we ask that you listen and respect them. On the tour you should be attentive, stay together, follow directions and act responsibly on the farm. Some of the animals can kick or bite. You are required to respect the animals at all times.
Photographs are permitted, but not allowed to be sold or used in anyway without permission.
When visiting the farm, you are required to have adult supervision (parent or guardian, teacher, chaperone, or supervisor) to safely manage all minors in your group. We reserve the right to determine when something represents a problem for us or others and take corrective action, including ending a tour or asking someone to leave. The supervisor needs to keep all children close, oversee their activities at all times and watch for their safety around others, our buildings and active and stationary farm equipment. We ask that you stay with your guide at all times when on the tour.
We work hard to provide and maintain clean and safe environment at our farm with hand wash stations and antibacterial solutions and gel. However, this is a working dairy farm, and you are responsible to ensure that all children in your group engage in safe practices in the bathrooms and after touching or feeding animals, or when touching things on the farm and before and after any exposure to food or snacks.
If you or your group have visited/traveled to other farms, processing plants or agricultural areas please contact us prior to your visit to the farm. If necessary, we may ask that you wear protective booties as not to come in contact with our animal's or their feed, so as possible contamination could be limited.
Tours may be cancelled two weeks prior to arrival. Tours may be cancelled without penalty due to weather or emergency. If there is rain, the tour will go on, please be prepared and wear appropriate clothing (coat, boots, etc.).
Participation in any tour, activity, event at or involving Mesman Farm is strictly voluntary. We are under no obligation to provide access or continuance in any tour, activity or event and shall not be forced, coerced or threateded to allow participation at any time. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, at any time, for any reason and/or deny or stop participation or cease services entirely if deemed necessary or appropriate, without consequences or obligation. You agree to hold Mesman Farm, its employees, officers or assigns harmless for, and assist and uphold, any such decision(s) and action(s). We reserve the right to photograph, audio tape or videotape any or all portions, or participants (except minors except with model release by parent or legal guardian) and to use images, recording and likenesses for promotional and other purposes.