Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Glass Barn at the Indiana State Fair

By Jackie Barber of Winners Drink Milk

Have you ever wondered where your food comes from, how it was grown, or who grew it?

glass barn

The Glass Barn at the Indiana State Fair will answer your questions. This interactive, new exhibit debuted last year and is back, better than ever, this year. Pop on in the Glass Barn for an (air conditioned) adventure. Play a realistic farm-simulator game that will make Farmville look like Pong, check out pictures of actual Indiana farm families, and even "visit" (via Skype) Indiana farms.

glass barn farming game

You can read a little bit about the five Indiana farm families featured in the Glass Barn here. These five farms take turns doing Skype tours each day of the fair (Aug. 1-17) at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.

glass barn farmers

One of the featured families is Kelsay Farms--an Indiana dairy farm! (Not that I'm biased towards dairy, or anything...) Kelsay Farms in Whiteland, IN (just south of Greenwood) hosts tours for school groups throughout the summer and also opens their farm every fall for corn mazes, pumpkins, snacks, and--of course!--dairy farm tours. If you want your next agritourism experience to be on a real, working farm, check them out on Facebook, on the web, or on this blog. Check out the Glass Barn on Facebook for updates.

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