A Visit to the Farm

Spring means new life, especially at the Mann Valley Farm, which is owned and operated by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.  Located northwest of the city, the 475-acre farm is comprised of dairy, beef, sheep, swine, cropping, feed processing, and other enterprises.  The farm also has a dairy learning center with indoor classrooms, a milking center, and a pavilion for livestock shows and sales.

Since a number of our Among Friends participants are very familiar with farming–having grown up on farms or operated farms themselves, we thought a field trip to Mann Valley would be just the right thing.  And we were right.  Our tour guide and university employee, Jason, made appropriate accommodations for our group–and they had a great time meeting the new lambs and riding around the farm.  We might have to visit them again soon!


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