– Inspirations –

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Seuss


Our mission is to promote an educational and memorable experience through programs and site visits that ignite the imagination, inspire our visitors, and preserve our local agricultural history.


Our goal is to teach people how food gets from the farm to the table. We tend our crops, raise livestock, provide educational experiences and sell our wares at our Farmer’s Market. We have volunteer opportunities that encompass all aspects of the farm such as planting, weeding and harvesting the crops, giving tours of our historic farmhouse, providing educational demonstrations, giving tours of the barnyard and assisting at the Farmer’s Market.

Opportunities Available with Historic Wagner Farm

Vet for a Day-May 18 from 10am-1pm

Vet for a Day is a fun filled educational event that includes tractor rides, information about caring for animals, and opportunities to interact with animals. Volunteers help with admissions and…


Information Guides at Wagner Farm

Wagner Farm is one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County and is open to the public for recreation and learning. Volunteer Information Guides greet guest, answer questions…


Farmer’s Market Volunteers

The Glenview Farmer’s Market operates on Saturday mornings from June-October at Historic Wagner Farm. Volunteers are needed to set up and take down the market, greet guests and answer questions…



Historic Wagner Farm in Glenview needs your gardening skills or your interested in learning to garden. We grow produce in our Market Garden, Community Garden and Kitchen Garden to sell…


General Volunteers

Opportunities to volunteer generally come in two types:  projects and regular positions.  Volunteer projects vary in scope and duration, and come in all shapes and sizes!  Once you are a…


Ongoing Opportunities:

Opportunities to volunteer generally come in two types: projects and regular positions. Volunteer projects vary in scope and duration, and come in all shapes and sizes! Once you are a volunteer, you will see them pop up in The Wagner Farm Tales weekly newsletter and occasionally get invitations to participate, emailed directly to you, based on your skill set and interests. Volunteer regular positions run April through October. There are a variety of opportunities available, including greeter, livestock interpreter, garden interpreter, historic house docent, farm chores assistant, special events, the farmers' market and more! Time commitment varies from just once, to once a week, depending on the position and the volunteer's availability.

Special Opportunity/Event: Dairy Breakfast at Wagner Farm

The Dairy Breakfast and Stock Show is held annually at Wagner Farm. The event includes breakfast, activities, wagon rides and the stock show. Volunteers help with admission, food service and…

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