Organic Valley is hosting public farm visits across the nation where visitors will be able to meet the family, meet the animals and learn about organic farming.
There are a number of locations around Wisconsin hosting Farm Discovery Tours. All of the Wisconsin tours are set for Sept. 20 from 11 a.m to 2 p.m.
Blair,N31919 Schansberg Road. See the Hardie family's passion behind the daily organic operations of this third-generation farm. Visitors will be able to reconnect with where their food comes from and have a great time in the process.
Random Lake,W6174 County Road SS. Heidel Dairy Farm invites visitors to see cows, laying hens, pigs, calves, cats, the family dog and a large variety of wildlife on a farm that has been an operating homestead since 1865.
Gilman, 34717 State Hwy 64. Mahalko Dairy visitors will be able to enjoy a hay ride, weather permitting, and learn the story of the earliest relatives to Wisconsin. The family has roots in farming and logging in Wisconsin going back well into the 1800s.
Dresser, 1739 100th Ave. The Petherbridge Family Farm will showcase more than the average. Visitors will see horses, their mobile hen house, ducks, cats and the family dog. If weather permits, guests will be able to go for a hayride.
Columbus, 1762 County Road V: R & G Miller & Sons, Inc. visitors will be able to see the unique atmosphere of a 365-organic-dairy-cow operation and hopefully partake in a hayride. Come and see firsthand how the cows are taken care of, what they eat and where they live.
Reservations are required for Farm Discovery tours. To make a reservation or for more information, visit www.organicvalley.coop.