Pipestone Discovery Brings Farming to the Sioux Empire Fair

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- South Dakota is an ag based state, but not everyone is used to the farm life. One company wants to change that, so they’ve set up a barn at the Sioux Empire Fair.

The Pipestone Discovery Barn lets people pet and interact with farm animals. They can also ask farmers questions. People can also virtually experience a typical day in the life of a farmer. Organizers say their main goal is to teach people where their food comes from.

“Probably 80 percent of the kids, you walk in here and you ask them where milk comes from and they’ll say the store or where chickens come from, it comes from the grocery store. And they really don’t have the connection with the agriculture and what is right here around them everyday in South Dakota,”said Sylvia Wolters, Pipestone Holdings Director of Public Relations.

The barn is open from 10 a.m. to 8 at night. They will be here throughout the fair which ends Saturday the 11th.

 

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