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  1. Walk & Talk: Family Farm Visit

    October 17, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join us for a family-friendly guided tour of the multi-generation River Creek Farms in the Kansas River Valley. Learn some of the secrets of the science and technology that goes into modern farming. See how the equipment, the land, the people, and the livestock all work together on a diversified family farm. Also included is a tour of the recently restored 1876 limestone barn. The tour will be guided by Discovery Center employee Jonathan Mertz, whose family has farmed the Kansas River Valley for over 100 years. Pre-registration is required by October 16 at 5:00 PM. Register online, by calling 785-587-2726, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. All ages; youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Driving Instructions and COVID-19 Protocols: Please meet and park at the historic limestone barn located on the south side of Highway-18 approximately 10 miles east of Manhattan. We ask that all participants bring and wear face coverings during the visit.

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