Farm City Day 2017 is at the Karr Dairy Farm in Hornell on September 23.

Farm City Day 2017 is at the Karr Dairy Farm in Hornell on September 23.

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Farm City Day

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Karr Dairy Farms to Host Farm-City Day!

For the first time in Steuben County Farm-City Day history the event will visit Karr Dairy Farms! Brothers Russ & Rodney Karr will be opening up their dairy farm to the public for this year’s event. Karr Dairy Farms was started in 1950 when their grandfather Joe Jones purchased the farm which consisted of approximately 174 acres and 30 cows. Their parents Robert and Helen operated the farm in partnership with their grandfather until solely purchasing it in 1964. Today the farm consists of approximately 720 total acres and is home to over 750 cows and another 630 young stock. There are 310 tillable acres with another 830 rented acres to grow 700 acres of corn and 400 acres of hay to feed the herd. The farm is operated by brothers Rodney and Russell Karr and their families along with 15 full time and part time employees in Hornell.

On Saturday September 23rd from 10am – 3pm, the public can come pet baby calves, pick a pumpkin, get lost in a corn maze, milk a cow by hand, dig for potatoes, and play in a giant pile of corn. Families can participate in many more farm friendly games and activities at the upcoming Farm-City Day. Local farmers and farm businesses will be on hand to answer questions. Local growers will have fresh farm products to sample and sell.

Farm-City Day is an educational, fun filled day on the farm where visitors can get a firsthand, behind the scenes look at how a modern dairy farm operates. Food & ice cream will be available from several community organizations.

Karr Dairy Farms is located at 1451 Dennis Road, Hornell. Take the NY-36S exit from I-86. Then, follow NY-21 N to Dennis Road in Fremont. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit the Farm-City Day website at www.steubencountyfarmday.comor find us on facebook

Contact

Mark Hammond
Agriculture Program Assistant
mch279@cornell.edu
607-664-2574

Location

Karr Dairy Farm
1451 Dennis Road
Hornell, New York 14843