Farm-City Day shortens disconnect of everday farming

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MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Kids and adults got a chance to experience life down on the farm Saturday afternoon.

Alfalawn Farm in Menomonie hosted the 9th Annual Farm Chippewa Valley Farm-City Day. The thousands who visited the farm had the chance to view educational displays, take a tour of the farm, and learn about conservation efforts in farming. On top of the event, a 5K Farmer Frolic gave people the chance to take part in a run or walk in the countryside. Organizers say the entire event is meant to give people a better connection and understanding of modern farming techniques.

“There is such a disconnect of what happens on a farm and what people think what happens on a farm. When people come in on tours they can't believe how well-cared for the animals are,” David Styer, a co-owner of the Alfalawn Farm, said.

Each year, Farm-City Day rotates the location of the event between Eau Claire, Chippewa, and Dunn County to represent a variety of local farming operations in the Chippewa Valley. Styer says around 3,000 people came out to the Alfalawn Farm today to check out Farm-City Day.

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