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Field Trip NCSU Dairy Farm & Randleigh Dairy Heritage Museum Tour

  • NCSU Dairy Farm 301 Dairy Lane Raleigh, NC, 27603 United States (map)
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  • When: Monday, September 16th (1:00pm for tour; meet for optional lunch at 11:45am)

  • Where: NCSU Dairy Farm (301 Dairy Lane); Meet other Leaguers for optional lunch at NC Farmer’s Market Restaurant at 1240 Farmer’s Market Drive)

  • Who: Members-only event

  • Cost: $10 (plus cost of lunch)

  • RSVP: Pat Butler at (Indicate if you are interested in the tour & lunch or just the tour only.) Pat will email those who RSVP with payment instructions for the tour.

The tour starts in the milking facility to show how the cows are milked, how the milk is handled before it leaves the farm to be processed, food safety, and how milk is tested and cooled. Guests get to see the calves as the tour describes the life cycle of a dairy cow from birth to milking. Participants will then visit the main cow barn, where guests see how the cows live and are fed.

The tour then goes to the Randleigh Dairy Heritage Museum, an interactive museum where visitors discover how a typical NC dairy operates. Learn how milk is used to make products like the delicious Howling Cow ice cream. The tour ends with a cup of Howling Cow.

For those interested, we'll meet for lunch at 11:45 am at the NC Farmer's Market Restaurant. Please respond to Pat Butler at to indicate if you are interested in the tour or also lunch.