School Field Trips: What's Included

Tap into Every Learning Style

A field trip to Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center will engage each and every sense.

Throughout the visit, students will listen to local producers, lift a 40-pound block of cheese, watch how cranberries are harvested, smell what a dairy cow eats, and, if added-on, enjoy a scoop of Wisconsin-made ice cream.

Each section of the field trip is designed to tap into a different learning style, ensuring a positive educational experience for students and teachers alike.

EXPERIENCE: Self-Guided Exhibit Space

Farm Wisconsin features 10,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space designed to bring agriculture to life. Our self-guided experience walks visitors through the following six themes: America’s Dairyland, Diverse Agriculture, Field to Fork, Common Ground, Advances in Agriculture, and Agri-Culture. Throughout these six spaces, students will be able to build a balanced meal with food all grown in our state, learn to drive a combine, and discover a potential career path in agriculture.

CONNECT: Birthing Barn Insight

The Land O’Lakes Birthing Barn offers students a unique opportunity to connect up-close-and-personal with our state’s domesticated animal, the dairy cow. Each cow that visits the birthing barn is an expectant mother, ready to give birth. While the timing of a new calf’s arrival cannot be scheduled, it is our staff’s hope that we are able to showcase a live calf birth on site. After a visit to the birthing barn, students will walk away with knowledge about what a cow eats, what makes her comfortable, and what to expect when labor begins.

DISCOVER: Grotegut Dairy Farm Tour

Follow the start of milk’s journey from cow to milking parlor to milk truck on a tour of the Grotegut Dairy Farm. This third-generation family farm showcases modern facilities with many technological advancements used by today’s farmer. Narrated by a personal tour guide, students will be able to listen and ask questions throughout the journey. No need to worry about getting dirty – visitors remain on the bus for the duration of the tour.

*Please note: School field trips must provide their own transportation to and from the Grotegut Dairy Farm (Three miles from Farm Wisconsin)

INVIGORATE: Barnyard Adventure Free Time

Take a breath of fresh air in our adventure barnyard. This farm-inspired playground offers students an opportunity to run around and release energy – providing the perfect mid-field trip stretch break.

EXPAND: Agriculture Video Showcase

Farm Wisconsin offers numerous agriculture enrichment videos as an add-on to the standard school field trip. These videos are available to show at no extra cost. Instructors choose from topics such as animal care, land conservation, and food’s journey from farm to table.

*Please note: Add-on video selections must be made in advance, at the time of registration.

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Come on in to discover Wisconsin Agriculture; where curiosity grows.