Experience a Dairy Farm

in Virtual Reality

Want to visit a dairy farm, but don’t have the time, money, or connections? We’ve brought the dairy farm 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.


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 is 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.


Event Cost?
Free. No registration required.

​November 7 – 9, 10am – 2pm MT 
Taylor Family Digital Library – main lobby
410 University Ct NW, Calgary AB

November 14 – 26
Specific dates and times listed below.
Calgary Central Library – main lobby
800 3 St SE, Calgary AB


VR Exhibit dates and times at the Calgary Central Library:

Day Date Time Special guests
Monday Nov. 14 10am – 2pm
Tuesday Nov. 15 10am – 2pm Meet a VR developer!
Wednesday Nov. 16 10am – 2pm Meet a dairy farmer!
Thursday Nov. 17 4pm – 8pm
Friday Nov. 18 10am – 2pm Meet a dairy farmer!
Monday Nov. 21 10am – 2pm Meet a veterinarian!
Tuesday Nov. 22 10am – 2pm Meet a VR developer!
Wednesday Nov. 23 10am – 2pm
Thursday Nov. 24 4pm – 8pm
Saturday Nov. 26 10am – 4pm Meet a veterinarian! (10am-12pm)



There is an optional online survey that participants are invited to answer after their VR experience. This anonymous survey – which will be used to plan future research – has been approved by the University of Calgary’s Research Ethics Board, REB number REB22-0819.


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]