Farm of Prophetstown feeling effects of COVID-19

The Farm of Prophetstown is one tourism industry taking a big hit as we continue to cope with the statewide stay-at-home order.

Posted: Apr 7, 2020 9:40 PM

BATTLE GROUND, Ind. (WLFI) — The tourism industry is taking a big hit as we continue to cope with the statewide stay-at-home order.

Right now Prophetstown state park joins all 25 Indiana state parks forced to close their campgrounds. This is according to Governor Eric Holcomb's updated stay-at-home order.

This month is typically the start of the season at the Farm of Prophetstown. Farm leaders are usually hosting school field trips and family activities.

While the farm and park are two separate entities, Farm of Prophetstown Executive Director and CEO Pamela Dexter said they heavily depend on each other.

“We do what we can to support the park and get more people out to visit, they do the same for us, right now we're both trying to do some virtual education and putting some videos online,” said Dexter.

She said it's really important we practice social distancing now so that everyone can enjoy the farm later.

“We want everybody to come out,” said Dexter. “We've taken this time to do some extra little improvement projects as we've had a little time with the warmer weather, so hopefully when you come out you'll see it fresh and bright.”

You can find a link to these educational videos here. Dexter said the farm animals are doing fine but they will be excited to interact with humans when this is all over. 

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