Wednesday, December 30, 2009

End of the year

Well as I try to check off my list to do before the year is out. I just have to rave about I have set up my website with that and the people on customer service are so supportive and work with you. For not knowing much about website design they are awesome! As I continue with my list to do I want to wish every one a Happy New year and a safe one. And I look forward to seeing everyone in 2010!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Great times in Vegas!!!

We just got back from the IAFE in Las Vegas and we had a blast. We loved seeing all our fair friends and getting to meet new ones. I enjoyed meeting all of the people from arounf the country who put on the great county and state fairs we all love and have fond memories of. We look forward to the 2010 fair season and being apart of all the wonderful fairs that we met. Happy Holidays to all!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Looking forward to next years fair season

I know its still early to be looking ahead to 2010 fair season, but i just cant help it. With so many possible opportunities to be at new fairs. Its just so exciting. We are so excited to be working with Cow Palace and San Mateo Farm Bureau to be putting on an day(stay tuned for details). And there is always exciting stuff going on in the bay area. All the while I keep thinging up new ways to bring agriculture to the general public.
Cant wait for IAFE please look us up we will be in booth #442. That way we can share our new ideas with you. And as always you can keep track of us on Twitter. We are kind of addicted to tweeting ag facts and sharing the newest ag story.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Celebrity Farmer

Well i'm at it again. My brain is on overload and I am thinking of new ways to get the general public to interact with the agriculture industry. And my new project is the celebrity farmer. Keep an eye out for details and how you can participate in having a celebrity farmer in your community.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Central Washington Fair

Wow after a long truck ride and getting lost thanks to Rich having his nose buried in the Red Book instead of playing co pilot. haha! We made it to the fair here in Yakima! Its a little hot I think the weather doesn't realize its fall yet. But we got all set up and we will be ready to rock tomorrow afternoon. So far everyone we have met is awesome and so so friendly. Can't wait to see all the fair goers. Look for us next to the Barns!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

unpacking to pack again

It seems I had three suitcases to unpack when I got home. One from my trip to the midwest and 2 i still hadn't unpacked from earlier trips in the summer. So i spent all day yesterday washing and folding clothes. Just to have to pack them again in a week to head up north. Thats right I'm on the move again. This time to the Central Washington fair in Yakima, WA. I'm excited never been there before but I have heard good things. I look forward to the adventure and meeting new people.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Minnesota State fair is over....

I would like to thank our sponsors for having us at the Minnesota State fair, Minnesota Farmers Union, Minnesota FRAC, Minnesota Farm Bureau and Minnesota MidWest Dairy Association. We had a great time getting to meet the public and educate them about agriculture. We feel like we accomplished our goal of teaching the public one thing new about about agriculture.
We made new friends and saw familiar faces. We loved the Moo Booths new look and even enjoyed volunteering in the booth. Thank you to everyone who made our experience at the Minnesota State fair. We can't wait for next year.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Minnesota State Fair!!!

Today was the first day of the Minnesota State Fair and it was a great day!! The fair was packed with enthustatic fair goers. The barns are filled with beautiful animals and great exhibitors. And of course I am in awe of the Moo Booth. Doris Mold and her team did an awesome job. I only wish we can get something similiar out in California. The tours were awesome and the people walked away learning one thing new about agriculture. And as long as they learn one thing new they will pass on the information to others. As long as we can teach the consumer what we do on the farm they will make informed decisions at the grocery store and at the polls. So reach out and teach someone one thing new about agriculture today!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Great times and great people!!

Its sad that the Indiana state fair is over. It was such a great experience with the Farm Bureau and everyone that works for them. The tours went great and everyone loved them and I do believe they all learned one thing new. The weather was nice to me and didn't turn up the humidity so I loved it. But now that the fair is ended it is time to start my road trip to Minnesota for yet another great fair. Chase and I are off to see Notre Dame and then the world. HAHA. Not quite the world but at least the mid west. I made him promise me that we will see the birth place of John Deere. So stay tuned.

Friday, August 14, 2009

We are on the web again!!

Well we are up and a work in progress. Our new website is and introducing a new website for our Farm Planet program

Please check them out but remember that they are a work in progress.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Listening to the rain!

So as I listen to the rain here at my hotel I just wish i can bottle it up and bring it home with me later cause we all know California could use a little. And this time change is so kicking my butt. And I hate car rental places right now. Because I lost my credit cards(even though I have cash/travelers checks) no go on the rental car. But don't worry i have the best bank and they are fed ex-ing me my debit/check card card ASAP and then i can get it. Otherwise I have 2 feet and i'm not afraid of busses or taxis til then. But it does suck. As my dad would say this builds character.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Indiana look out!

So I am waiting in the airport waiting for my flight to Indy. I can't wait to start the state fair. It always good times. And I do love the tractor parade every night. Come say hi I will be with the Indiana Farm Bureau. Trust me i'll keep you posted on my trip!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Watch our segment from View of the Bay

Last Wednesday I was on TV with April from Alameda County Fair! We had a blast and the animals behaved themselves. Check it out the link is below. Even though the fair is over it as a great time and can't wait for next year's fair.§ion=view_from_the_bay

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Crazy idea that just might work!

So I was having lunch the other day with my favorite Clown Mr. Tadpole and he gave me this idea that worked for them and it might just work for me.
The idea is to offer a free demo at a fair for one day on what we do. That way a fair can truly get a feel of what I do and how I can benefit their fair. Its so crazy it might just work. Now the hard part is to figure out how to put a one day demo together for each of our programs. I love how I have ideas that lead to more work.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fair time is Fun time!!

School is winding down and the fair is gearing up. The Agriculture and Garden building at the Alameda County fair is going to be fun filled. It will be packed with educational displays and demos. As well as activities for every age group. I can't wait to see all the booths coming in and the exhibits start pouring in. Hopefully we will see everyone there to get out the fair and all the great concerts and exhibits. See ya there!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Come Check us out!!

Alameda County Fair is right around the corner and we would love for you to come out and check out the Fair and Barn Tours. We are doing a new program there. We are doing "You be the Judge" its a interesting look at judging livestock and how it ties into what we see at the grocery store. It is a walking tour through the livestock barns as we are so famous for. But "Come out and Play" with us at the Alameda County Fair. See you there!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Ag Day Camp in the works!

Well my creative mind is hard at work. I am in planning stages of creating a day camp that focus on all different angles of agriculture. The day camp will try to set it's daily schedule to California Ed codes as well as Day camp standards for obtaining life skills. We are excited for the camp and plan on having a couple pilot days at the Alameda County Fair this summer if all goes well. I will be updating the progress of the day camp on here so keep checking in from time to time.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Under Construction

Hey everyone I just want to let you know that both my barn tours websites (.com & .org) are under construction. I want to revamp and try to connect both. So not to worry you can still catch up on everything that we are doing on here or facebook. And if you need to get ahold of us go ahead and email us at

Friday, March 6, 2009

Barn Tours is high tech!!!

We have done it. We are apart of almost every networking website out there. We are on Facebook, Myspace,Twitter, Ag Job Network and WFA Community. We would love for you to follow, be our friend or just check us out. We are trying all different avenues to get the word out about Barn Tours. Spread the word we are out there and want to be apart of your Fair and Agriculture Education Programs!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

You be the judge!!!

I just wanted to share with everyone that I am putting together a new program called " You be the judge! ". It was inspired thanks to working with the talented people at Alameda County Fair. It takes the public through the process of juding livestock animals and key terms used. And we have judging stations set up and a score card to keep track of the progress made. This allows the public to better connect to show ring and understand what they are watching and listening too. This should be a new and exciting way for the puiblic to see the livestock barns and truly feel apart of the fair experience.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Check out some of our pictures!

Check out my album:

It has the Farm Planet banner collection plus pictures of our Tours plus our Agademics. Its one way to check us out. We would love to see any pictures you have taken on our tours. We would love to see the experience thru your eye.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Need a new boost to your Agriculture Education ?!?

Are you looking to amp up your Agriculture Education program? Well then look no further. After ten years in the fair industry and even more if you add those years showing for 4-H and FFA. I want to share my passion and resources for agriculture with you. Any educational program can use a little agriculture in it. It is California's number one industry and it is our Country's back bone. Let me help bring new and fresh ideas to your educational program.

Monday, January 5, 2009

New for the 2009 Fair Season!!

We have been hard at work and its finally done! We have added to our Farm Planet Banner Collection! We know offer our banners in English and Spanish for all nine species. Our banner species are: beef, dairy, chicken, turkey, goat, sheep, swine, horse and rabbit. They come in two different sizes 2ft X 4ft or 3ft X 6ft. And to meet any budget we now offer renting our banners as well to purchasing them. For more information on the prices and availability please email me. Or check out my website.