BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Illinois Soybean Association and Midwest Dairy will present the Taste of Farm Life from noon to 3 p.m. June 10 at the Clavin Dairy Farm, 27245 N. 23rd Ave., Rosamond.
“Midwest Dairy is proud to partner with ISA and Clavin Dairy Farm to bring families together to showcase farm life on just one of Illinois’ many family-owned farms,” said Kendra Anderson, Illinois farmer relations manager for Midwest Dairy.
“We hope this event will increase farm awareness for non-ag families and help to grow appreciation for Illinois farmers’ contributions to the global food chain.”
Guests are encouraged to bring the whole family for tours, food and fun while they experience what farm life is all about.
Activities will include milking a cow, learning more about what goes into dairy cow nutrition and experiencing firsthand what it takes to run an Illinois farm.
“Clavin Dairy Farms is a family-owned farm, like 96% of all farms in Illinois,” Anderson said.
“I think there are some misconceptions about farms being owned by corporate entities. Sure, farming has changed and evolved, but the vast majority of farms are still owned by the families who’ve managed them for generations.”
The Taste of Farm Life is free to attend and lunch will be provided, as well as accessibility parking. For more information, visit https://www.ilsoy.org/venue/clavin-dairy-farms.