[Channel 3000] International Students Visit Cottage Grove Farm

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COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. — More than 100 international students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and their family members are learning about agriculture firsthand Sunday.

They are visiting a third-generation farm in Cottage Grove, where they’ll get an up close look at the animals, ride some tractors, and tour the surrounding prairie and wetlands.

Steve Querin-Schultz and his wife, Martha, who works in the International Student Services office, set up the visit at their farm to provide a hands-on agricultural experience for the students.

It’s the third annual event. Last year, organizers said one Nepalese student was surprised at the size of the farm tractor and even more astounded that she could drive it.

There will be horse-drawn wagon rides, music, a petting zoo, games, and a meal catered by the Cottage Grove Historical Society.