Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on a farm. Now you have the opportunity to explore a working farm. The Jo Daviess County Agriculture Promotion Committee is pleased to announce the first annual ‘Beyond the Barn Farm Tour.’
- Willow Valley Dairy Farm is a third generation farm. This farm is located at 4389 S Willow Rd., Kent, IL. Get an up close look at the milking process from the feed for the cows to the robotic self milking stations.
- Thoren Farms have been farming for 42 years and the farm is located at 5650 S Ridge Rd., Stockton IL. See a tractor up close and all the high tech equipment a farmer uses to plant and harvest a field of corn or soybeans.
- Conclude your tour with a stop at the Massbach Winery 8837 S Massbach Rd., Elizabeth IL. Grapes are a crop too. Come witness the process from the field to bottle and enjoy a tasting. Tastings are $3
The entire tour is about 15 miles. Click HERE for info on the 2017 Event!