A Big Pig Adventure at Fair Oaks Farm
A new endeavor, the Fair Oaks Pig Adventure – Legacy Farms, broke ground in summer 2012 near Fair Oaks Dairy Adventure in northwestern Indiana. The Pig Adventure is a joint effort between Fair Oaks Farms, Belstra Milling Co.’s Legacy Farms and Indiana Pork.
“Legacy [Farms] is being built in honor of our forefathers, when it was harder and more difficult to farm, but who helped shape how the industry has evolved,” says Jon Hoek, production strategies officer for Pembroke Oaks Farm, also under the Belstra umbrella.
The site will be a nonprofit, educational experience with the goal of teaching kids – and adults – about modern farming.
“Over 400 people at a time will be able to view what modern farming is about from skyboxes above the production floor,” Hoek says. “The effort marries two major economic forces in Indiana – ag and tourism.”
Fair Oaks Pig Adventure opened to the public in summer 2013.