Our Mission and Vision


The Critter Barn is dedicated to teaching about farming and agriculture while inspiring people of all ages through the miracles in nature found at the farm.


  • To inspire through the animals and crops at the farm
  • To enjoy hands-on experiences at a real farm for all ages and abilities
  • To connect people to agriculture, farm work and food sources
  • To teach about sustainability and healthy life styles
  • To enable children to volunteer and develop responsibility
  • To share values through farm experiences, farm heritage and stories
  • To celebrate the Creator of all we study


  • Increase our outreach 
  • Ensure purposeful activity for our diverse group of visitors
  • Improve core agricultural programs and displays
  • Maintain a dynamic staff team and add staff members to support program growth
  • Expand our donor base to raise needed funds to sustain the Critter Barn
  • Plan for a future expanded Educational Farm, with heated rooms, real bathrooms, and an inclusive facility for all children of all abilities