Farm Lab

Explore Minnesota's agriculture through outdoor exhibits, modern crops and animals, and machinery.

Cupped hands holding red, orange, yellow, and green tomatoes and two zucchini

Farm Lab Garden

Explore the wide variety of fruits and vegetables that grow in Minnesota, like beans, tomatoes, and squash. Discover many new hybrids and varieties that have developed since Kelley’s time. This year, one of the features to experience is a garden from the World War I era. Help tend and harvest the crops throughout the year.

sheep looking at you

Farm Lab Barn

While heritage breed animals — those that Kelley raised in the 1860s — call the Historic Farmstead home, here you can meet today’s farm animals and learn about the modern livestock industry.

An exhibit panel with words and phrases related to cows

Food Trail

Walk the trail to discover the five food groups that fill the USDA’s MyPlate program. You’ll find hands-on activities at the protein, dairy, fruit, vegetable, and grain exhibit stops as you learn how your food gets from farm to table.

Closeup of a row of soybeans

Farm Lab Crops

Wander among nearly 10 acres of crops commonly grown in Minnesota, such as sugar beets, corn, and soybeans. Discover how these crops are used for food and many other products.