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Hop on down to the farm this spring for Roxie’s Easter Egg Hunt on April 13-14 at Shamrock Farms. Fun for the whole family, activities include a one-hour guided tour, a special Easter egg hunt, visits with Roxie and the Easter Bunny, face painting, balloon artistry and an Easter bunny craft.

Shamrock Farms will be transforming Roxie’s Outdoor Adventure – a guided tour stop that features a 20-foot milk bottle to climb – into a fun Easter egg hunt where all children will have the chance to fill their baskets.

In addition to the “egg-stra” special activities in the Welcome Barn, families will have fun taking the fun and educational Farm Tour. Visitors can get up close and personal with 10,000 cows and learn about how pure, fresh milk gets from the farm to table as well as take a visit to the milking barn that accommodates 1,600 cows (milking 200 at a time), the cow cafeteria, a calf nursery and much more.

Reservations and pre-payment are required. Tickets are $10 for children and adults and include all activities. Children under 2 get in free. Hot dogs, pretzels and ice cream treats are available for an additional cost.

IF YOU GO
What: Shamrock Farms Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 13-14, 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m. tour times
Where: Shamrock Farms, 40034 W. Clayton Road, Stanfield
Info: ShamrockFarms.net, 602-477-2462

 

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Shamrock Farms Farm Tour is in the “moo-d” for love this Valentine’s Day with special edition tours on Saturday, Feb. 9. Guests will learn the pure and fresh, farm-to-table story and enjoy Valentine’s Day activities in the Welcome Barn, including face painting, a Valentine’s card craft, visits with Roxie and, of course, a sweet treat served with strawberry milk.

In addition to the Valentine’s Day activities in the Welcome Barn, families will experience a fun and educational guided Farm Tour. Tour highlights include a visit to the milking barn that accommodates 1,600 cows (milking 200 at a time), stopping by the cow cafeteria, petting and feeding the baby calves in the calf nursery and much more.

Reservations and pre-payment are required. Tickets are $7 for children and $10 for adults and include all activities. Children under 2 are free. Lunch will be available for an additional cost. To book your tour visit shamrockfarms.net or call 602-477-2462.

Feb. 9
Welcome Barn: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tours offered at 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

The Shamrock Farms tour in Stanfield is popular with school groups. The tours opened for the season this week. Photo by Adam Wolfe

Shamrock Farms in Stanfield has opened for tours with the cooler weather setting in.

The tours are available for individuals, families and groups to find out where their local milk comes from and how it is processed. Tour participants can get a hands-on look at how their milk and dairy products are made, from the cows’ diet to the manufacturing process.

“Shamrock Farms Farm Tours are extremely important to our retail partners and families,” Shamrock Farms Marketing Manager Christina Calio said. “They learn about our farm to table freshness and where their milk comes from.”

Shamrock Farms has approximately 20,000 cows on the property. This includes 11,000 milk cows, 1,000 organic cows and thousands of calves.

Tour participants are able to see where the cows are milked, fed and cleaned. They are also able to feed and pet calves that were born just days before.

“It was very hands on and everyone was very friendly,” Tour participant Robin Rowe said. “They explained everything in detail to the families, and it was very enjoyable for all.”

The tour lasts approximately one hour, and participants are able to walk away with a wealth of knowledge about their local milk producer.

To book a tour, interested parties can contact Shamrock Farms www.shamrockfarms.net or call (602) 477-2462.

“Shamrock Farms Farm Tour is open for educational tours from October through May,” Calio said. “Our farm tours change to accommodate our guest needs. Anywhere from educational outings to corporate events (can be accommodated).”

Aside from the daily tours, Shamrock Farms will host its annual “Joy to the Herd” holiday event Dec. 4-6. Participants are able to take pictures with Santa and play in actual snow in the desert during the event.

Tickets for the event are $10 for children and $12 for adults.

 

Shamrock Farms in Stanfield is seeking seasonal employees to be tour guides and cashiers. Submitted photo

By Adam Wolfe

Arizona Workforce Connection will host hiring events for Shamrock Farms and Tractor Supply Distribution in September.

Shamrock Farms is looking for candidates with strong communication skills that work well with people to be part of their team of Farm Tour Guides and Farm Tour Cashiers. The positions are seasonal and expected to last from October 2015 to May 2016. The company will be conducting interviews for the open positions during AWC’s hiring event on Sept. 16.

“The positions are temporary and the hours are based on scheduled tours throughout the week,” AWC Business Service Liaison Linda Martinez said. “The candidates would definitely need to be flexible with their schedule.”

The event will take place on Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arizona Workforce Connection offices at 1015 E. Florence Blvd. in Casa Grande. Walk-ins are welcome, but participants are able to set up an interview time before the day of the event because the interviews will be set on a first come, first served basis.

“The interviews will be set in 15-minute intervals,” Martinez said. “Job seekers will need to contact AWC to find out how to get registered and get scheduled for an interview. If someone walks through our doors the day of the hiring event without a scheduled appointment, employers will usually see the candidates.”

Ideal candidates will have a high school diploma or GED, strong verbal and written communication skills, work well with people and provide good customer service. In either job, workers may be required to move products around, so they are asked to be able to lift up to 50 pounds as well.

One week later, Tractor Supply Distribution will host a two-day event in hopes of finding material handlers to work at its location in Casa Grande. The event will once again be at the AWC offices in Casa Grande, and last from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Sept. 22 and 23.

According to Martinez, Tractor Supply Distribution is looking to hire at least 60 people, but the number could be even higher if they meet with enough well qualified candidates. Just like the hiring event on the 16th, participants are able to register for the event ahead of time by contacting the AWC offices and speaking with an employment services specialist. Walk-ins will be welcome both days as well.

Ideal candidates will have a high school diploma or GED, be able to read and speak English, and perform basic math. Due to the nature of the job, candidates should also be able to lift between 50 and 100 pounds, stand, bend or squat for prolonged periods of time, and be comfortable with heights. Other job requirements will include the ability to use a bar code scanner, two-way radio, computer, lift truck and pallet jack, dock door leveler and a stretch wrap machine. A background check and drug test is required as well. For more information on the hiring events, contact Arizona Workforce Connection by calling (602) 542-2460 or visit www.arizonaworkforceconnection.com.