Middleton Farms is a family owned, working dairy farm. It is located off of Airport Blvd. less than 3 miles from the Alabama/Mississippi state line. From Mobile, we are located 15-20 minutes west of Schillinger Rd. We are less than 5 minutes east of Hurley, Mississippi.
Our farm is a third-generation farm that was started on December 1, 1948. With the decrease in family farms, we want to educate the public on where milk comes from and how it is a wholesome product produced in the local community.
Our farm consists of over 500 Holstein cows. Our family grows and harvests over 75% of the food eaten by our cows. Our cows are fed corn, silage, and other grains. They graze in green pastures throughout the year.
We opened our doors to allow the public to learn how milk gets from "moo to you" in February of 2013. We've welcomed over 6,000 visitors from Alabama, Mississippi, Kansas, Washington, and Sweden. Our newly constructed educational facility was designed to offer visitors a close-up experience with hands-on activities. As part of our educational tours/field trips, visitors will learn the history behind Middleton Farms, be introduced to the dairy commodity, compare farming in the past to farming today, view the different feeds offered to our cows, be introduced to the unique cow anatomy, view the cow life-cycle from calf to cow, bottle feed a baby calf, make butter, watch a live cow-milking demonstration, play "udderly" fun games, and more.
We are excited to invite public, private, daycare, and homeschool groups to our educational facility. Special needs and senior citizen groups are welcome! Please view the "more" tab for Content Standards that will be covered at each station. We will also accommodate older students, so if you would like to contact us, please click on the link and tell us about your group. The "more" tab also provides field trip information, dairy links to lesson plans, games, recipes, and more. We aim to see approximately 125 students a day, if your group is larger or smaller, that's okay. Contact us and we will try to accommodate your requests. To learn more about our family farm and our educational facility, please view our photo gallery and watch the video links found throughout the website. Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to seeing you on the farm.