About Sunrock Farm
First settled in 1848 by German immigrants the land now called Sunrock Farm was transformed in 1978 by Dr. Frank Traina into an educational farm to serve the schools and people of Greater Cincinnati. Its 106 acres are adjacent to I-471 near Northern Kentucky University and I-275.
Starting in January of 2020, the farm will be under new management, but farm programs and operations will remain unchanged.
We are an educational farm dedicated to providing children and other visitors with a rich and varied experience emphasizing the senses and the realization that we are deeply connected to the natural world. We wish to cultivate a sense of wonder, adventure, and respect for the diversity of life in the world around us through intimate and joyful hands-on experiences in the outdoors. We will engage the children through direct contact with plants and animals using storytelling, drama, song and dance to enhance their experience.
Frank Traina known as "Farmer Frank", was the originator, educator, mastermind and owner of Sunrock Farm in Wilder, Kentucky. He began and ran Sunrock as an educational farm, a place where children could come and tour and learn—about where their food comes from, about animals, about the environment and ecology, about a different way of life and living. His vision and determination made our educational farm a wonderful place for thousands of children and their families and hundreds of schools from The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Region. We miss him dearly, but his spirit and legacy live on at Sunrock Farm.