“Every year I bus the Blue Valley School district kids here to teach them about agriculture and what it is like to be on a farm, Dunn says. “Many of those kids have never been on a farm or experienced being around farm animals.”
Dunn also serves as the Franklin County Farm Bureau President. She is passionate about agriculture and teaching others about the importance agriculture. According to her, Farm Bureau has allowed her to expand what she is able to teach to others.
“Working with Farm Bureau has allowed me to expand what I am able to offer on school tours, she says.” “I truck in animals which are not present on my farm so the tourists are able to receive every aspect of a farm. It is important for the public to understand farming and the troubles family farmers continue to face. After they leave my farm they begin to have a different appreciation for farmers and our heritage.”
Not only does Dunn offer her farm for educational purposes, but she also hosts wedding and special events on her property as well.
“We fixed up the old 1800s dairy barn and now hold wedding receptions and special events inside there,” she says. “It makes for a really nice place to have a large gathering indoors. I decorated the barn with old items found on the farm.”
She now offers a guest house available for rent, which is the same house she grew up in. The guest house can be rented for a day or a week.
“The guest house is an opportunity for people to experience country life and what it was like to live in those days,” Dunn says. “Having the guest house has allowed us to have a place where wedding parties can get ready or for individuals to get away for the weekend.”