Hinchley's Dairy Farm Tours

Hinchley's Dairy Farm Tours

Hinchley's Dairy Farm Tours
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Sadie8WI
Madison, WI4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This is by far the best farm tour! Real farm life by a dedicated, and smart farm family. You will come away with a great understanding of how your dairy is produced, along with a variety of other farm animals and crops. We go every year with our extended family and they all love it! Take your kids and grandkids - but you will enjoy all the information and hands on fun!
Written July 10, 2020
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William C
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Jul 2022
We visited July 19, 2022. Not just a Tour to see silos and cows. But an excellent panorama of why farms are so important in our lives. Tina Hinchley is an excellent ambassador of Wisconsin Milk Farms - she should be teaching the subject really.
Guests ages range from 6 to 69. There were about 20 of us. I know some groups number twice that. Everybody had fun.
Worth the trip. Worth your time.
The HInchleys are a wonderful family. Thanks Tina and Anna for making us feel so very welcome in your farm.
Good reason to put Madison, and the HInchley Farm, in our families' (it's a big one) travels in the future.
Written July 22, 2022
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pam
Pigeon Forge, TN3 contributions
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Jun 2022 • Couples
This was an awesome tour . Very informative . You hear how everything works on the farm , get to see how the cows are fed and how they are milked with machines . You are even told the history behind the scenes . You also get to milk a cow yourself . So neat. The cows will lick your hand , to feel how ruff their tongues are . She has pigs , sheep , turkeys , chickens ( which you get help collect the eggs ) . You can let all of these . We also was able to hold little chickens . Saw new born calf . See how to feed them . We rode wagon around the farm . Plus was able to walk in the barns . So information , so much fun and enjoyable . Definitely would do this tour again and recommend for anyone . Especially if you have kids . This is a must do!! You won’t regret it . Take lots of pics . We need to support our dairy farms and all farmers !
Written June 23, 2022
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81skate
Denver, CO63 contributions
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Aug 2019
Tina-the-farmer is personable, funny and knowledgeable. We had a a wonderful time understanding the new science behind modern farming.

The geese, pigs, sheep, goat and cows add to the charm. Her puppies are fun, too.

No credit cards to pay for the tour. Cash only.
Written August 30, 2019
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ricog
Missouri78 contributions
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Aug 2019
My husband and I took this farm tour in the hopes of milking a cow and hearing a little about how a farm runs. Our expectations were so vastly surpassed it is indescribable! First, Tina is so very passionate about her family business and life. She is amazing. Her depth of knowledge about her business is most impressive. She educated us all on science, the farming and dairy industry, all that goes into running a dairy farm, growing crops, animal care and so much more. The farm and animals are extremely well cared for. The robotic milking machines are mind blowing! We were up close and personal with everything on this farm! I mean everything! So make certain to wear comfortable closed in shoes that you don’t care if they get a little poop on them! We toured the inner workings of the farm on a wagon. Made it easy and fun. We milked a cow, visited the calves. Dory was just 3 days old and already mischievous! She squeezed out of her pen to come visit with Tina and us. Bonnie, the farm dog was with us the entire time. You can tell she is also passionate about her job on the farm! My husband and I both left with so much more insight into what happens to get a glass of milk on the table. This experience (much much more than a tour) was the highlight of our vacation!! There were 6 adults on the tour and I think I can say we were all engaged the entire experience. Thank you Tina for a wonderful day. And a big thank you to your entire family for your commitment and hard work!
Written August 23, 2019
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NVTravelers
Henderson, NV173 contributions
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Aug 2017 • Family
I'm so glad that I found it, and would love to do it again the next I'm in Wisconsin (and probably bring my Dad even though he grew up on a dairy farm) . . . just thought it was so great. And Tina Hinchley is such a great tour guide. The website says to expect the tour to last 1.5-2hrs at the most - I think ours lasted about 2.5hrs. May have been because we were a large group, but it was time well spent. Got to do a little hayride tour by the corn field, through the open air barn, and around the property. Got to go into the milking barn, and milk a cow. Learned how baby cows are born. Held and fed chickens, and collected their eggs, and got to hold baby chicks (so cute!). Fed goats, and toured by the pig pens and sheep. And got a tour of the big machinery shed and hay loft. This place was so great, I would definitely recommend it, and you can bet we'll be going there again someday!
Written August 6, 2017
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Julie W
Nashville, TN134 contributions
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Jul 2017 • Family
Our time at Hinchleys was nothing short of magical. What a fantastic opportunity for my children (and me) to see an actual working dairy farm! As an animal lover, I appreciated their love for their animals and their dedication to rehabilitating animals that happen to get dropped off at their farm. When we were there they had 3 baby raccoons they were nursing back to health and preparing to release back into the wild. The farm is beautiful and Tina was an amazing tour guide. She was very welcoming, patient with my children (ages 9,5 & 4) and very informative. She aswered all our questions and shared her wealth of knowledge regarding the industry, organic vs. non-organic and the care of 300+ animals. If we find ourselves back in that part of Wisconsin, we'll be back to say hello. I'll be adding photos soon!
Written July 20, 2017
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nccjrh
Wintergreen, VA5 contributions
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Jul 2017 • Family
Yes this is a real working family farm! I was there with my daughter for 2-1/2 hours of education and fun. Tina did an excellent tour with a very detailed explanation of the farm's operation. If you want to tour a real operating dairy farm this is it.
Support the family farm and do yourself a favor and go visit.
Written July 9, 2017
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Dave C
Dallas, TX58 contributions
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Jun 2016 • Family
You wouldn't think a trip to a dairy farm would be much of a side-stop, but this is truly a must-visit, if for no other reason to understand how the 2% gets on your Frosted Flakes every morning. Hincheley's is a family-owned dairy farm, and it's a working 2500-acre farm. What you see is truly a labor of love. Your tour guide, Tina, owns and operates the farm (with her husband who is invariably working somewhere on property). Your tour will take you through the various operations of the dairy process. Tina's farm supplies milk grocers and cheese processors around the country...and almost every McDonald's. Be prepared for sounds and smells, folks. This is real, watch-where-you-step type of stuff, not a manicured Disney tour. And it is wonderful.

Tina is truly passionate about her farm, her family and her cows. Yes, they're all named and there is generally a story behind the names. She knows them - their personalities and their quirks - like you know your co workers. You'll meet Glory, a calm-tempered cow that you'll get a chance to milk (do it... it's surprisingly easy). You'll learn how cows like structure and routine and, as Tina so eloquently put it, really need humans to think for them at times. You'll learn cows are like 1800lb dogs and will follow you around. You'll meet newborn calves who are 160lb puppies. You'll learn corn is planted by computer-controlled tractors using GPS to auto-steer to be more efficient than humans can be. You'll learn how hard this family works to keep clean a notoriously grimy operation. You'll wash your hands occasionally, but you won't need to clean your shoes before getting in the car... it's that clean.

What you won't get is ripped off. You won't go away not feeling like you had a great time. You won't go away without an appreciation of just how hard Tina and her family work to keep their cows healthy.

Do this trip. Call ahead so Tina can expect you. Be sure to sign the maps she keeps in the barn (visitors from around the world). Ask questions. Milk a cow, feed a goat and let a calf nuzzle on your fingers. Reconnect with the heartland of this country, get your eyes opened and meet an amazing family of farmers.
Written June 9, 2016
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Wendell W
Las Vegas3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Business
America's Dairy Farmers have to be totally dedicated to their work. This family tells and shows you what it is like to operate a dairy farm. You have a job that consumes twelve months of the year with long hours each day. We Americans take the work of these folks for granted and frankly I do not know how they withstand the long hours require to keep this operation running. Exception people. Tina truly loves her work and it shows as she leads you throughout the farm. Very educational.
Written October 16, 2015
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