EDITOR’S NOTE: Your support of the Farm did the trick! Legislators approved the capital budget request and improvements to Farm are in-progress. READ MORE >
We need your help. The Kelley Farm is in desperate need of improved and expanded facilities. The Farm’s outdated buildings lack space to serve our growing number of visitors. Current space in the visitor center, which includes an exhibit created 30 years ago, serves as a classroom and lunchroom where kids and teachers, learning the important story of how our food moves from farm to table, sit on the floor to learn and eat. The Farm turns away 4,000 student field trips each year due to space and facilities limitations.
The Minnesota Historical Society is asking the Legislature to support a $10.5 million capital budget request to expand our visitor center and help build programs to accommodate the growing number of people visiting the farm. The House Capital Investment Committee Chair, Alice Houseman, introduced her Capital Investment Bill on March 20th, 2014 – which included the full $10.5 million asked for the Farm. This is the first of many steps on this long journey. The bill will need to move through the Capital Investment Committee for adjustment and approval before heading to the House.
We need your help promoting the Kelley Farm and the revitalization project so that when the bill is adjusted in this process the Kelley Farm remains in it!
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