Unveiled by Indiana’s soybean farmers at the 2013 Indiana State Fair, the Glass Barn is the premier destination for educating Hoosiers about soybean farming.
Using engaging displays, games and programs it allows visitors to learn about the farming life, farmers’ connections with the land and the technology they use to work it. Open to the public each year during the Indiana State Fair – and to school groups the rest of the year – the Glass Barn allows visitors to video chat with Indiana farmers. Visitors can also make use of touchscreen displays and games. The Glass Barn is also a resource destination for teachers, providing educational programs throughout the year for preschool age children to high school seniors.
Take a peek inside the Glass Barn with the following video.
The construction of the Glass Barn began in September 2012 and finished in 2013.
The Glass Barn is funded through Indiana’s soybean checkoff program. As part of the program, Indiana soybean farmers contribute .5 percent of the net market price of every bushel of soybeans sold to help fund farm education programs. To read more about Indiana checkoff dollars, click here.
Check out the Visit Glass Barn page first for more information.