About Farm-City Day
The 13th Annual Farm-City Day will look different than the usual event described below.
In 2021 Farm-City Day will be held at the Youth & Career Discover Zone during the 2021 Farm Technology Days, hosted by Eau Claire County.
For detailed information about what the event will look like, check out the home page!
Farm-City Day is a two day, educational, interactive event on a working farm. This event is aimed to educate our community on where and how our food is produced, showing how agriculture has evolved and progressed over the last 50 years.
On Friday, students from local elementary schools participate in a full day of activities at the farm, including tours of milking cows, growing crops, dairy nutrition, conversation and organic farming practices as well as other agricultural topics. This experience is geared towards third and fourth graders since they study Wisconsin agriculture in the classroom. By visiting a real farm, we hope the children will get a better idea of what farm life is really like and learn to appreciate the many facets of Wisconsin agriculture.
On Saturday, the event is open to the general public and features guided wagon tours by Chippewa Valley Technical College Agri-Science students, commercial and agricultural educational displays, children's activities and many other special attractions, such as viewing the robotic milking systems.
Each year the all-volunteer planning committee continues to rotate the event between Eau Claire, Chippewa, and Dunn Counties in order to represent a variety of local farming operations. If you are interested in volunteering for Farm-City Day, please contact Jerry Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-726-7950.
2019 Farm-City Day planning committee members include: Katie Wantoch (Chair), Jerry Clark, Mark Hagedorn and Luisa Gerasimo, Extension; Mike Ginter, Compeer Financial; Kailey El Meddah, Citizen State Bank (treasurer); Adam Zwiefelhofer, Chippewa Valley Technical College; Jane Mueller, Eau Claire County Dairy Promotion/Farm Bureau; John Sippl, Natural Resources Conservation Service; Tammy Smith Schroeder, Bears Grass Dairy (2017 host farm); and Karl and Mandy Kragness (2019 host farm).