About Farm-City Day

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. If you are interested in bringing your students to this educational event or if you have any other questions, please contact Mark Hagedorn, Eau Claire County Extension Agriculture agent at 715-839- 4712 or e-mail at mark.hagedorn@wisc.edu.
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 jerome.clark@wisc.edu 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).

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