Cherie and Mark Reimer and their two boys, ages 11 and 12, drove from Newton to Iola Saturday morning to learn about wind farms. The family took part in a tour of the new Prairie Queen Wind Farm organized by the Iola Chamber of Commerce.
?We thought it would be educational, especially for the boys who don?t always enjoy being in a classroom. They learn more from things like this,? Cherie Reimer said.
Because a wind farm is being developed in nearby McPherson, the family frequently sees large trucks with wind turbine equipment drive through their community. Reimer said she learned quite a bit about the planning and construction of the farm from Saturday?s tour.