By Tim Kowols
The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center may be located in Manitowoc, but its neighbors to the north in Kewaunee County helped make sure the new museum was a reality. The 29,000 square-foot facility includes interactive exhibits, a birthing center, and an opportunity to visit a nearby farm. At least six Kewaunee County farm operators have contributed to the project, some of which donated more than $10,000 to see the building rise from the middle of a cornfield. The family of Carlton-born agricultural pioneer Norval Dvorak has also donated thousands of dollars to the $13 million facility. Dale Bogart of Deer Run Dairy in Kewaunee says supporting the industry’s education efforts is important.
The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center officially opens its doors this weekend.