Open Farm Day - Manitoba

Yesterday farms and agricultural venues across Manitoba opened their doors to the public for Open Farm Day. This is a great opportunity for everyone to learn and explore agriculture. No matter if you live on a farm or have never visited a farm, there is something for you to enjoy! This year we explored the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Center, just south of Winnipeg. This was an amazing venue, that I didn’t even know existed, and I would highly recommend a visit. We were able to interact with activities related to beef, dairy, poultry and hogs as well as grain farming and food production. There were activities for kids of all ages, and displays for adults too. I enjoyed the virtual reality feedlot tour, the girls put the milking machine on Matilda at least 10 times each and Marcel enjoyed letting the girls push every button in a cab that wasn’t his!

Day old piglets, milling flour, collecting eggs and the milking machine, plus much more!

If you missed it this year, put the Open Farm Day on your calendar for next year, and get a close up look at agriculture. With venues across the province and featuring all different types of experiences you are sure to find something to interest you.

Summer Things to Do

Although school was out for summer a while ago in MN, the countdown is just getting started in MB.  In preparation for some summer fun before harvest starts, here are some “small-town” things to do in Manitoba.   We love the atmosphere of small-town events, because community support is so important for agriculture.  These events give us a great way to connect with our community, and with other local farmers, ag-adjacent businesses, and of-course consumers.

Local summer attractions that we like to enjoy:

We also have some very-ag things on our to-do list:

Please feel free to comment with your favorite summer-time things to do!  Bonus if they have some ag connection.