13th Annual
Chippewa Valley Farm-City Day

The 13th Annual Farm-City Day will be held as the Youth & Career Discover Zone during the 2021 Farm Technology Days, hosted by Eau Claire County.  

The event was postponed from 2020 to 2021, but we look forward to seeing you next summer!

Educational benefits of bringing kids:

  • Discovery Tent filled with exhibitors from all over Wisconsin to help kids discover their interests…fun…hands-on…agriculture…STEM…target is younger audience

  • 4th grade curriculum includes a requirement for Agriculture, many schools participate in Food For America, this would be a great addition to any summer school offerings as a real field trip to apply what is being learned!

  • Key highlight: This activity IS Farm City Days for 2021

  • Career Zone packed with fun, hands-on interactive activities representing high wage and high demand careers.

  • Passport picked up at the entrance of the YCD will guide:

    • Elementary age audience around YCD zone discovering interests and exploring careers

    • Middle School age audience around the YCD Zone and Innovation Square

    • High School and above around the YCD Zone, Innovation Square and key places around Tent City.

    • Anyone completing their passport will receive a SWAG bag with goodies as they head out of the YC

  • Activities:

    • A few fun activities in the Discovery Tent:

      • WI Ag in the Classroom

      • UW Madison Biotech

      • UW-Bluegold Beginnings Robotics

      • WI Maple Syrup Producers

      • WI Beekeepers

      • WI Christmas Tree Producers

      • 4-H Tech Change Makers

    • A few activities in the Career Zone:

      • Agriculture Cluster

        • Pet and learn about farm animals in the petting zoo

        • Drive a tractor with a farm simulator

        • Learn how to be safe with Tractor Safety

        • Demonstrations

        • Build landscaping & plant projects

        • See and learn about Drones

      • Construction Cluster

        • Use wood to build with construction workers

        • Learn how HVAC equipment works

        • Fuse pipe with Gas Utility Construction & Service techs

        • Climb poles & learn about electricity with Electrical Power Distribution workers

        • Explore Architectural Structures with Virtual Reality

      • Transportation Cluster

        • Fix and tinker on a car

        • Paint a car with a simulator

        • Climb up in a Semi

        • Explore small engines, motorcycles and ATV’s

        • Explore large pieces of heavy equipment

        • Manufacturing & STEM Cluster

        • Learn about robotics

        • Explore how to weld

        • Design and 3D print

      • Health & Emergency Services Cluster

        • Check out fire truck

        • Explore a Ambulance

        • See a police car

        • Learn what it takes to be in the nursing and health care industry

  • Safety is top of mind! A perimeter fence and staffed entrances will help ensure that young kids stay in the YCD zone!

  • Groups are encouraged to bring their own food/snacks.

  • Transportation vouchers are available if needed. Our volunteers will work to find sponsorship from local businesses in your respective local communities.

  • Parking for vans/buses. Special parking for youth & school groups will allow a direct entrance into the YCD Zone

  • Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to sign up on ‘Sign up Genius’ so our volunteers can plan accordingly. All are welcome, we are looking to balance our attendees over three days.

  • Groups can sign up on Sign up Genius-Lexi needs to follow up with Kayla Martinson on the details and logistics.

  • Email FTDyouth2020@gmail.com

Hosted by:

Nancy Bartusch, and Eric and Ryan Rygg

Directions

S3020 Mitchell Road

Eau Claire, WI 54701

Directions:  Take exit 65 from I-94 in Eau Claire and turn South onto Hwy 37.  After 1 mile, turn left onto County Rd B.  After 1 miles turn right onto Mitchell Road. Event signs will direct you towards parking.

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An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, and ADA/504 requirements. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities or limitations should be made prior to the date of the program or activity for which it is needed. Please do so as early as possible prior to the program or activity so that proper arrangements can be made. Requests are kept confidential.

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