Itinerary - Farm Tour

Day 1   Tour area farms!

  1. Arrive at hotel and have dinner on your own.

Day 2

  1. Breakfast on your own.

    Load the motor coach for:
  2. Frontier Texas!  Experience the big picture of the Texas frontier between 1780-1880. The story comes to life in this new, multi-media facility and is told by historical figures. You’ll feel the terror of a wolf attack, the chaos of a buffalo stampede and the tension of a deadly card game shootout in the Beehive Saloon.
  3. Load motorcoach for a coffee break at one of Abilene’s downtown cafes.
  4. After the break, head out on a farm and ranch tour with Taylor County Ag Agent or Soil Conservation Agent.*

    * Some of the places you can tour are:

    -Abilene Ag Service
    Learn about seed cleaning, the blending of fertilizers, and the mixing and manufacturing of livestock and poultry feeds. Fertilizers are specially blended based on land and crop use.

    -Abilene Livestock Auction
    Enjoy the facilities used for Tuesday auctions. Special sales and events are held on other days to allow maximum use of the grounds.

    -Cargill Mill, Inc.
    Tour the manufacturing plant for animal and poultry feeds. See what ingredients are used, how the feed is made, the mixing processes, and the packaging methods.

    -James Leddy Boots
    See the different steps involved in the making of custom boots and belts.

  5. Stop for lunch where ever is convenient.

    Return to accommodations. 

    Load motorcoach for dinner. 
  6. Arrive at the Perini Ranch Steakhouse.  Enjoy mesquite smoked steaks and chicken or try the fried catfish served with home cooked vegetables.  Tom Perini’s famous whiskey bread pudding rounds out your meal. Choose between dining inside the rustic restaurant or outside under-the-stars with service at your table, buffet style or from a chuck wagon. When you're ready, head back to the hotel!

Day 3

  1. Depart Abilene!