WHAT IS FAIR OAKS FARMS?

In the late 90s, a group of like-minded farmers looked at a lot of issues that would affect our ability to farm in the 21st century.

Today, we proudly open our farms up to the public to be completely transparent in our commitment to animal welfare, sustainability, education, and innovation.

As the farming community in our country falls below two percent of the population, it’s important that we have a place like Fair Oaks Farms where families can see for themselves the care and effort that farmers put into their animals and land, and where safe and nutritious food comes from.

INNOVATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Caring for the land, air, and water is a responsibility our farms take seriously and we do so in multiple ways. We demonstrate a long-term commitment to environmental care through common and innovative means.

Guests learn how farmers set aside hundreds of acres for natural wildlife, preserve vegetative filter strips along our fields to protect the water, and develop innovations such as the use of anaerobic digestion systems that convert manure into clean, renewable electricity and fuel.

OUR COMMITMENT TO ANIMAL WELFARE

Fair Oaks Farms provides a truly unique opportunity for visitors across the world to see and learn about modern working farms firsthand.  We demonstrate farmers’ commitment and vested interest in caring for animals through transparency, by showing and explaining farming practices.

MORE ON ANIMAL WELFARE

PUBLIC EDUCATION AND AWARENESS

We host visitors and educational programs through our experiential museums and farm tours. Our trained guides are ready to discuss farming practices and address common perceptions. Educational exhibits, workshops, and field trip curricula focused on agricultural careers engage tens of thousands of school-age youth in attendance annually.

We emphasize STEM-based learning which includes opening doors to dozens of agriculturally-based occupations.

Internships attract the best and brightest college-age students, enabling networking opportunities.

 

SEE HOW WE REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE

Fair Oaks Farms brings Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to a whole new light. Watch Mike Rowe explain how we transform our farms’ waste into energy by way of our anaerobic digesters. The goal is to achieve a zero carbon footprint.

This year the use of CNG will reduce the amount of diesel that our milk tanker/trailers use by 2 million gallons. ”

One thing I think we should be proudest of is how we have attacked the environmental issue,”–Mike McCloskey.

WORLD CLASS HOTEL & FACILITIES

Book your corporate events at Fair Oaks Farms! The one-of-a-kind Fairfield by Marriott hotel features casual and corporate suites, a fitness center and on-site dining, as well as private gathering spaces and corporate meeting rooms equipped with cutting-edge audio-visual technology.