Animal Sponsorship Opportunities
If you love them like we do, consider a sponsorship!
At The Farm at Prophetstown, we are dedicated to our animals’ care and welfare. They are our partners in historic interpretation and helping families make memories!
Costs for animal upkeep are one of the major expenses at The Farm, and we would appreciate your helping support their care so that we can continue to have a large variety of animals for visitors. Please consider a sponsorship! We welcome individual and business sponsors! If we receive more than one sponsorship per animal we will use the extra funds for animal care year round. All sponsors will be acknowledged on a sign in the barn. THANK YOU for your support!
We are now open for animal sponsorships!
Bo is a miniature horse we adopted from Indiana Horse Rescue, after they saved him from neglect. Bo is a great favorite of our visitors. Everyone comments on his crazy hair! Bo’s needs for the year are hay, hoof trimming, vaccinations, deworming and fly spray.
ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP- $100.00
JJ came to us from Indiana Horse Rescue and is a favorite here at The Farm! He is a miniature donkey with lots of personality that loves to greet guests. Donkeys are protective animals that help keep predators away. They were historically also used to transport items on their backs and pull small carts. JJ’s needs for the year are hay, hoof trimming, vaccinations, deworming, and fly spray.
ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP – $100.00
Daisy came to us from Indiana Horse Rescue after her career on the harness racing track. Her breed is Standardbred. Standardbreds were used on farms to pull plows, and they also pulled school buses, hearses, fire trucks and trolleys. Daisy has beautiful long legs. Daisy’s needs for the year are hay, hoof trimming, vaccinations, deworming, and fly spray.
ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP- $200.00
Ryder is a Standardbred, and like Daisy he came to Indiana Horse Rescue after his career on the track. Ryder adores children, especially toddlers! His favorite thing to do is lounge by the fence so visitors will pet him. Ryder’s needs for the year are hay, hoof trimming, vaccinations, deworming, and fly spray.
ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP- $200.00
We’ve had Thelma since she was a lamb, and she is such a sweet girl! Thelma loves to come up to the fence and let children stick their fingers into her soft, fuzzy wool. She is patient and kind to all our visitors. Thelma’s needs for the year are hay, sheep feed, hoof trimming, and vaccinations.
ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP- $50.00
Louise came with Thelma several years ago when they were lambs, so they are good friends. Louise loves hanging with Thelma in the pasture, and she is a very good girl every year when their wool is hand sheared. Louise’s needs for the year are hay, sheep feed, hoof trimming, and vaccinations.
ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP- $50.00
Sponsor GEORGIA or OPAL
The turkey girls are all over The Farm. They are very curious (a bit nosey) and love to explore. All of the turkeys entertain visitors by being so friendly. Expenses we could use your help covering for the turkeys include scratch grains and poultry feed.
ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP FOR GEORGIA – $40.00
ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP FOR OPAL – $40.00
Sponsor a rooster!
We have seven handsome roosters, all friendly and tame, who play an integral role at The Farm. They keep an eye out on their “girls” and make sure they find food and are safe from predators. These handsome fellows love to strut their stuff, and if they are feeling really good, they just might crow for you! The roosters’ needs for the year are scratch grains and poultry feed.
ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP PER ROOSTER- $40.00
Sponsor a hen!
The chickens are always popular children, because of their bright and fancy colors and their antics chasing bugs and playing in the sunshine. They are so much fun to watch! We have over 60 hens, and they lay healthy, nutritious eggs that we sell. They’re hard working girls who love the fact that they can freely range anywhere they want to go on the Farmstead. The hens’ needs for the year are scratch grains and poultry feed.
ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP PER HEN- $40.00
Sponsor a duck!
We have three breeds of ducks at The Farm – Buff ducks, Call ducks, and Pekin ducks. The white Pekin ducks are quite elderly, but still love to jaunt around The Farm and splash in their duck ponds. The Buff ducks and Call ducks spend their days playing in the water, sleeping in the sun, or laying their beautiful opal-colored eggs. The ducks’ needs for the year are scratch grains and poultry feed.
ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP PER DUCK- $40.00
Thank you to those who have generously sponsored our animals in 2023!
Georgia and Opal – Tom Gall
Thank you to Tom Gall for sponsoring Georgia and Opal, our beautiful turkeys. The turkeys always stick together and if you listen closely you can hear their sweet clucks and purrs!
The Ducks – Mike & Beth Faith
Thank you to Mike and Beth Faith for sponsoring our ducks! We have many ducks on the Farm, and they are all full of personality!
Cocoa – Caroline Ferraro
Thank you to Caroline Ferraro for her continued sponsorship of Cocoa. Cocoa lived with Caroline before coming to the Farm until Caroline decided that it was important for her to have some other sheep friends.
Thelma – Lance Spesard
Thank you to Lance Spesard for sponsoring Thelma. You are helping us to provide her with all the love and care she deserves!