Experience a Dairy Farm

in Virtual Reality

Have you ever wanted to visit a dairy farm, but didn’t have the time, money, or connections? In late 2022, we brought the dairy farm to people with a virtual reality (VR) experience at the Calgary Central Library. Attendees even had the chance to meet a dairy farmer and one of the VR program developers in person!

Wearing a VR headset, participants learned about Albertan dairy farming and explored a dairy farm in virtual reality. They saw a milker, a calf nursery, how cows eat, sleep, and drink, and how medication is used. They met virtual farmers, a dairy nutritionist, and a veterinarian who explained their roles in keeping cows healthy.


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.

Our objective was to connect everyday people to critical issues in Canada’s agriculture and food system and to use innovative technology – virtual reality – to reach a broader audience with experiential learning that’s accessible and engaging.

Virtual Reality Dairy Farm News & Publication

The Western Producer
Arch Magazine
Publication - Computer & Graphics Journal



For more information, please contact:

Emma Windfeld, The Simpson Centre for Food and Agricultural Policy
e: [email protected]

Dr. Kangsoo Kim, Schulich School of Engineering
e: [email protected]

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