Come experience a miracle at the AgStar Miracle of Birth Center
Farm animals will give birth during the Olmsted County Fair
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Fairgoers can experience the miracle of birth at the Olmsted County Fair.
The AgStar Miracle of Birth Center will feature live births of farm animals during the fair from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26th to Saturday, July 30th, and will be located in building 43 on Arena Drive SE at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds. The Olmsted County Fair and the AgStar Miracle of Birth Center are free admission.
“The AgStar Miracle of Birth Center is a great place to showcase a small portion of what goes on at farms in our area and across the nation,” said planning committee member and dairy farmer, Jeannette Sheehan.
The annual kickoff celebration of the AgStar Miracle of Birth Center will be around noon on its opening day, July 26, and will include the fifth annual cow milking contest between one city official and one county official.
While the center is open, volunteer local farmers and veterinarians along with area 4-H and FFA members, and industry representatives will be available to answer questions about the farm animals.
“It’s all a part of being able to show people about farm life,” said Roger Barsness, AgStar Miracle of Birth Center planning committee member and local chicken farmer. “Farming is so important to communities all around southeast Minnesota. We want others to know about the miracle of birth and how we care for our animals on our farms.”
For more information about the AgStar Miracle of Birth Center, email AgStarMiracleofBirth@gmail.com, become a fan of the AgStar Miracle of Birth Center on Facebook or follow on Twitter @AgStarMOBC #AgBirthCenter.
The mission of the AgStar Miracle of Birth Center is to provide a live experience of farm life to educate people about the importance of agriculture.Editor’s note: For interviews with committee members or others involved with the AgStar Miracle of Birth Center, please contact Krista Kuzma.
AgStar Miracle of Birth Center