FFA Group Tour
If you're in town for the FFA National Convention, bring your students down to Goat Milk Stuff and get a behind-the scenes look at the complex operations and interactions of a working dairy farm that also manufactures many products made with goat milk!
Only 80 minutes from the Indianapolis Convention Center, Goat Milk Stuff is a fun, educational tour that brings FFA teachers back year after year to introduce their new students to this family-run farm supporting multiple families with a herd of dairy goats.
During the tour you will see:
- Where the soap is made. We will explain how soap is made and show you where it happens. Soap may or may not be actually being made during your tour.
- Where the soap is unmolded and cut. You can walk through this area and see how the soap is unmolded and cut. There is always lots of soap to be seen on the curing racks.
- Where the soap is bagged. How we bag the soap is explained. If there is soap available for bagging, just ask and we'll let you bag a few bars.
- Where the soap and stuff is shipped. We'll explain how we package orders and ship them worldwide.
- The Goat Barn. You'll see the stalls where the goats live and where the baby goats are fed their milk.
- The Milk Barn. We'll show you where and how we milk the goats and what we do with the milk. Goats are not available for milking at this time.
- The Goats. You'll get to meet some of the goats and learn about how they are raised, what they eat, and how they live.
- The Garden. Eating healthy foods is important to us (that's why we got the goats in the first place - for their healthy milk). The garden is a huge part of our lifestyle and the working mechanics of the farm.
- The Chickens and Rabbits. Our chickens and rabbits help keep our gardens healthy and are a great way to recycle all of our food scraps and garden waste. Backyard chicken eggs are an amazing addition to a healthy diet.
- The Family. One of the Jonases will be your tour guide (unless we're on vacation) so you'll get to meet some (if not all) of The Jonas family as you tour Goat Milk Stuff!
Scheduling and Payment:
- Schedule at least 48 hours in advance to receive reduced tour pricing (see below).
FFA Group Pricing
- Prices for 5-49 students are $7 per student if scheduled in advance and $10 per student if not scheduled.
- Prices for 50+ students are $5 per student if scheduled in advance and $10 per student if not scheduled.
- Chaperones & Bus Drivers (regardless of the number of children in the group) are $10 per adult if scheduled in advance and $15 per adult if not scheduled.
- If a chaperone has brought their own children, they are included in student pricing and count, regardless of age.
- $5 per person - standard bar of soap for everyone
- $2 per person - lip balm for everyone
- $5 per person - Baby Goat Experience
Please provide us with a copy of your group's liability insurance if you have it. Otherwise, please print a liability form for every person and have it filled out ahead of time.
- FFA National Convention: We understand that your FFA group may have limited availability if you are hoping to visit us during the National Convention. If you cannot come during our regularly scheduled tour times, contact us and we may be able to schedule a special FFA tour.
Length of Tour:
- The tour usually lasts 45 - 90 minutes depending on how many questions are asked.
- If you have a time limit, please let your tour guide know at the beginning of your tour.
Accessibility and Weather:
- Tours are given during all types of weather and the majority of the tour takes place under roof.
- You will need to walk between buildings, so you may want to bring an umbrella or rain coat if rain is expected.
- Parts of the garden may be unavailable if it's raining.
- The tour is wheelchair accessible, but our driveways are gravel so parts of the garden may be missed if the wheelchair can't cross gravel.
- Please realize that this is a working farm and if possible, don't wear flip flops or sandals during the tour.
You will not learn how to make soap or any other items during this tour. If you wish to own your own goats or start your own goat milk soap business, please Contact Us so we can discuss tour options that will better meet your needs.
Feedback from the tours
"Jim and PJ, Thank you all so much for a truly wonderful time today! It was a gift meeting your family! This was, by far, the best field trip we have taken. We are all looking forward to the next time already." Stephana
"Enjoyed the tour so very much. What a wonderful family. You are teaching your children so many of life's skills right there on the farm. Enjoyed visiting with the children and left so impressed by all of you." Esther
"I wanted to say that me and my husband enjoyed the tour given, I believe, by Emery. He was great and my husband said he was impressed and thought you all have a good set up and process in the soaproom. Also enjoyed seeing the 2 baby goats, the chickens amid rabbits etc. As well as your garden. It inspired us more so to want to start a garden. I posted on my Facebook page about the tour and recommended your site for any of my Facebook friends that have or know anyone with sensitive skin cause it has helped mine a lot. Thanks again for making such good soap and running a good family business. Keep up the good work." Georgina and Jason
"My hubby, sister and great-nephew and I visited your store and took the tour this morning. It was wonderful. Your family is awesome. Never met such polite, courteous and just down right cute kids ever. Love your soap and other products. Will definitely be back when more soap is needed. Thanks for such an awesome morning." Pat
"We took a tour today of your business and I just want to say that we loved it! My husband owns his own business and I think it's great when family can work together so well. We plan on homeschooling too so it's great that you all homeschool and can incorporate business lessons. Also, I noticed the Bible verse on the board in the milking room-that was awesome! Thanks so much!" Kaly
"We arrived early for our tour but was greeted by Indigo as we walked in and was made to feel right on time. Our tour guide was Brett. She knew the business well and allowed us to take as much time as we needed asking all of our curious questions. The farm is very clean and well organized! We loved petting the goats who were extra friendly but our favorite part was taste testing near the end. Very fun and informative. Loved meeting the Jonas family and will continue to buy their products. Highly recommended! Thanks Jonas family! Hope to see the new babies early spring :)"
"A very awesome family. Everyone is friendly. The facility is excellent. We would go back over and over again. It's just that great"
"Delightful visit to the goat farm today! Fletcher gave us a wonderful tour, we got to meet both PJ and Jim, and thoroughly enjoyed visiting with the very capable and delightful Indigo, who took good care of us in the gift shop. We love their soap, and love so much about how this family works. I definitely recommend trying their soap, visiting the farm, or both, if you haven't done so already!"
"Great tour! Everyone, including the goats were very friendly!! Had a great time!"
"I truly enjoyed the tour at GMS. They had a lot of information that was truly helpful and fun in regards to the best way to keep my skin clean and safe I would recommend a tour at this facility. You will have a lot of fun and learn a lot."
"We really enjoyed our time on the farm. All of the staff was very welcoming. It was interesting to see how all of the soaps were made. It's amazing to see how resourceful the Jonas's are on their farm. Raising rabbits & chickens right beside the garden. Never knew rabbit droppings could be used as fertilizer. It was a great time for all in our family."
"My children and I came on a tour with our homeschool group, and loved it! I did not know that goats milk soap was so good for our skin. Now that I know the many benefits, I'm really excited to try the soaps we picked out! I've already recommended a tour to a couple of friends, and will recommend it to my other homeschool group. My children especially loved petting the goats and cat, and seeing the chickens! Thank you for a wonderful field trip--both fun and educational!"
"Inspirational! Love to see it when ingenuity meets a homeschool family!"
"My daughter and I really enjoyed our tour of your farm. The only thing that would have made it better was if the weather would have cooperated , but hey it's April. Rain is to be expected."
"We really enjoyed our field trip! Thank you sooo much for being accommodating and making it fun and educational for our kiddos and parents. We had a couple parents tell us it was their favorite field trip ever. Wow!" - Anna B