Did you run out of time to make it to a real farm during harvest this fall? The Minnesota Farm Bureau (MFB) will be unveiling a new harvest exhibit at the Minnesota Children’s Museum – Rochester in November. The exhibit will be full of interactive exhibits to simulate life on the farm during harvest season. It includes the Ag Cab Lab – Combine, an interactive barn, farming and dress-up area and a reading barn.
The Ag Cab Lab – Combine looks and sounds like a combine. It places viewers “at the controls” inside the cab so they can “drive” the combine in the field. Museum attendees can start the combine and drive it for 90 seconds while the combine harvests the field.
“The Ag Cab Lab allows ‘drivers’ to gain a better understanding of what we do on our farms and ranches,” said Minnesota Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap. “Consumers are hungry to learn about what we do to produce their food, fiber and fuel, and the Ag Cab Lab is an interactive way to communicate with them.”
The Ag Cab Lab – combine and farm exhibit will be on display for four months beginning November 7. The exhibit is sponsored by the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation and the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation in partnership with Case IH, Minnesota Corn Growers, Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, AgStar Financial Services, Dodge County Farm Bureau, Mower County Farm Bureau, Seneca, SEMA and Minnesota Ag Group.