Mark Visits Madison – Facebook CEO Spends The Day On A Farm And On State Street

Madison, Wisconsin — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged recently to meet people in all 50 states by the end of this year. One of his stops was this past Sunday where he visited our neighbors to the north. He apparently had never been to Wisconsin until Sunday where he stopped by the Gant family farm in Blanchardville, Wisconsin.

On the billionaire’s personal Facebook page Mark said, “Today was a bunch of firsts for me: first time feeding a calf, first time trying unpasteurized milk straight from a cow, first time driving a 70-year old tractor.”

Mark says he spent the afternoon with the Gant family on their farm where everyone works daylight to dark, seven days a week. “When we were driving around his property, Jed told me he’d rather feed the cattle than feed himself if it came down to that.” Mark also noted that the Gant farm has never taken a subsidy check from the government.

“The way he (Jed) sees it Mark added, if you don’t take the check, they can’t tell you what to do.

Lindsey Gant, a family member who is an assembler at John Deere expressed her appreciation for Mark’s visit saying, “Thank you for spending time with our family and truly appreciate what we, and many other farming families do! My dad, Jed, works very hard and it shows through his blood, sweat, and tears. This was a very nice tribute to him and the rest of the family. And what a great way to put Blanchardville on the map! Enjoy your goodies, Mark and family”.

Thanks to our community for the recommendations! I basically inhaled the first brat and cheese curds before remembering…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday, April 30, 2017

I spent the afternoon with the Gant family on their farm in Blanchardville, Wisconsin.

Jed Gant and his family raise…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday, April 30, 2017

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