Gant family describes what Mark Zuckerberg was like on their farm

Published: May. 2, 2017 at 6:47 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

BLANCHARDVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) --- A special guest came to Blanchardville to get to know what farm life is all about.

The visit from a social media mogul showcased the hard work of the Gant family.

Five generations have worked on the Gant Farm in Blanchardville.

So when Jed Gant gets a chance to teach someone what they do, there's no hesitation.

"Just that tractor is a teacher in itself," Jed says. "That tractor taught my father. It's the first tractor he ever drove. It's a 1940, it's 77 years old. It taught my brother. It taught my son and my three daughters how to drive a farm tractor."

And now, this tractor on a small town Wisconsin farm, has taught a multi-billionaire.

"...and it also taught Mark Zuckerberg," Jed adds.

The facebook CEO visited the Gant Farm over the weekend.

How Zuckerberg found out about the farm? You guessed it, Facebook.

"I, you know, thought they were pulling my chain, and I still don't know if I believe that it actually happened, but you know, he came and it was amazing," Ashley Gant, Jed's daughter, says. "It was the most amazing experience, and my family is, I think, very honored that he came to our farm."

Ashley says he was a normal guy, and they could tell that he truly wanted to learn

"We talked a little bit about the jello my grandma made, the hot fudge that she made," Ashley laughs. "He just really listened to our way of life and he was just a very respectable man."

Teaching Zuckerberg, not only about farm life, but what real Wisconsin hospitality is all about.

Zuckerberg is currently touring the Midwest to see what the people of America do.

The Gant's say he is aiming to make it to 30 states by the end of the year.