Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center encourages students of all ages to participate in this year’s STEM Week, happening at Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center Tuesday, December 28 through Thursday, December 30.

Family-friendly activities centered around exploring agriculture science, technology, engineering, and mathematics will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Guests are encouraged to visit every day of STEM week, as there will be different hands-on opportunities each day.

Throughout the week, attendees will have the opportunity to test their mechanical skills as they race to torque bolts on an engine, guided by Riesterer and Schnell technicians. Guests will also step into a virtual tour of a cheese plant with virtual reality goggles and have the chance to extract DNA from Wisconsin fruits and vegetables.

Tuesday, December 28

Building your own aquifer and learning about groundwater with Wisconsin Farm Bureau, seeing the science of milk with Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, and learning about soil and ear tagging livestock with the Wisconsin State FFA Officer team are just a few of the events happening on Tuesday. Also, discover how Lakeside Foods harvests, transports, and processes several of Wisconsin’s most popular vegetables.

Wednesday, December 29

See a 3D printer in action thanks to Lakeshore Technical College, learn how farmers battle soil erosion and use cover crops with Wisconsin Farm Bureau, and mess with your milk with Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. In addition, Manitowoc Public Library will have popular tech toys, and the Wisconsin State FFA Officer team will be planting flowers with attendees.

Thursday, December 30

Make your own butter with Calumet County Farm Bureau or learn how farmers are using data and precision technology to grow better crops with Wisconsin Farm Bureau. Lakeshore Technical College and Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin will also be present with the activities previously mentioned.

Other organizations that will be present throughout STEM week include: LaClare Family Creamery, Door County 4-H Extension Agency, Gearbox Labs, and DVO, North America’s largest biogas company. All STEM week activities are included with paid admission to Farm Wisconsin.

“We are excited to showcase how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are integral to all aspects of Wisconsin agriculture,” shares Abigail Martin, Farm Wisconsin program manager. “This year’s STEM Week will highlight a variety of industries within the agriculture community, all thanks to our great partners who will be in attendance.”

If your business or organization is interested in participating in STEM week, contact Abigail Martin ([email protected]) for more details.