MAPLE PARK – A “Day on the Farm” has been scheduled for Saturday at Larson Farms in rural Maple Park.
Mike and Lynn Martz and the Larson family will host “Day on the Farm” tours, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. They will answer questions about the production of food, explain farming practices, and share what really happens on today’s family farm.
Those who attend “Day on the Farm” will see farm equipment with GPS technology, get a close look at the crops, observe cattle in the feedlot, and learn how they use ultrasound to determine meat quality.
The Larsons grow corn, soybeans and wheat and raise beef cattle. The family farm partnership includes Mike and Lynn Martz, son Justin Martz, father Ray Larson and brothers Norm and Dave Larson.
The tours begin at 10 a.m. and concludes by 12:30 p.m. The walking farm tours will be mostly outdoors. There is no charge to participate, but attendees must provide their own transportation and preregister.
Call the farm bureau at 815-756-6361 to register. Attendance is limited to 100 people. Directions will be provided at the time of registration.