From 1986 to 2006 we conducted school tours on a daily basis during the fall months. As each succeeding generation becomes further removed from direct contact with agricultural production, the need for children to learn about modern agriculture and the vital role it plays in their lives becomes exceedingly important. For this reason we decided in 2017 to gradually reintroduce school tours to our farm.
Our farm tours are different than any other you may have taken. We are NOT an agro-tourism site. We are a REAL 21st Century family farm with on-going production activity where you may encounter a little dirt — but your experience will be highly educational and FUN!
We are listed in the USDA’s census as one of the 8,972 largest farms in America which produce over 1/3 of all the agricultural products in the United States. Yet, we are just a family working together and earning our entire livelihood from the agricultural industry. We are eager for your students to know more about the HISTORY of Indiana agriculture, the ECONOMICS of US agriculture, and the SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY we use on a daily basis to produce our crops. Our tours offer students and their parents the opportunity to experience a large commercial family farm up close, to learn about crop production, and to understand how farmers care for the land.
Our tours are entirely guided by a family member and feature:
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