Want to visit a dairy farm, but don’t have the time, money, or connections? The dairy farm is coming to you with this virtual reality (VR) experience at the Calgary Central Library. You will even have the chance to meet a dairy farmer and one of the VR program developers in person!

Wearing a VR headset, you can learn about Albertan dairy farming and explore a dairy farm in virtual reality. You will see a milker, a calf nursery, how cows eat, sleep, and drink, and how medication is used. You’ll meet virtual farmers, a dairy nutritionist, and a veterinarian who will explain their roles in keeping cows healthy.

Who created this? The Simpson Centre for Food and Agricultural Policy teamed up with the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary to create the virtual reality program. The information in this program came from dairy farmers, veterinarians, nutritionists, and scientific research papers.

Virtual Reality Dairy Farm Experience:

When: November 14 – 26, 2022
Time: November 14, 10 am – 2 pm
November 15, 10 am – 2 pm Meet a VR developer!
November 16, 10 am – 2 pm Meet a dairy farmer!
November 17, 4 – 8 pm
November 18, 10 am – 2 pm Meet a dairy farmer!
November 21, 10 am – 2 pm
November 22, 10 am – 2 pm Meet a VR developer!
November 23, 10 am – 2 pm
November 24, 4 – 8 pm
November 26, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Calgary Central Library
Website: www.calgarylibrary.ca