Animal Ambassador Program

Are you interested in developing a closer relationship with the animals at Merck Forest and Farmland Center? Our Animal Ambassador Program is designed to help facilitate just that.

To join our Ambassador Program:

  • $20 per participant
  • First, attend a Meet and Feed Program on either Thursday or Sunday afternoon as a participant
  • Then attend a Meet and Feed program as an observer
  • Finally, attend a workshop that will cover interactions with farm animals, including safety, hygiene, risk management – including disease and injury prevention for both humans and animals, and gear requirements.

Learn about animal nutrition, the nutrient cycle on the farm, waste
management, animal etiquette and how to read animal behavior – who to
act around them and how to treat them.

Have an opportunity to shadow our Farmers and EducatorsReceive an official Animal Ambassador T-shirt.

Graduates of our workshops will have the opportunity to be involved with and receive notification of:

  • Animal care while working along-side MFFC staff
  • Horse grooming
  • Sheep shearing
  • Veterinary visits
  • Farrier visits
  • Specialized events involving the farm and farm animals
  • And more!

For more information, contact us at