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Credit: Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg Credit: Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg
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The Gant family gathered around the kitchen table to eat a meal and discuss the special visit from Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.

"It was amazing. He's a great down-to-earth guy and it was just incredible -- dinner with a guest," said Ashley Gant. 

Zuckerberg is on a year-long tour of all 50 states. On Sunday, he made it to the Gant family farm and home in Blanchardville, Wisconsin.

During his visit, he had a home cooked meal. "Homemade jello, a little roast beef that was made here on the farm, corn, potatoes and gravy. My mother made several deserts and cake and homemade chocolate fudge for ice cream," said Jed Gant.

The family enjoyed those leftovers when KWWL caught up with them.

It apparently was Zuckerberg's first trip to the Badger State. He wanted to learn about life on a working family farm. "He wanted to get just the flavor of what we do in a days time, and you saw that on the Facebook. He fed his first ever calf, he drove his first ever tractor...and he said it was one of the most fun things he's ever done," added Jed.

Zuckerberg also went to Madison, Wisconsin and ate his first brat and cheese curds. 

 In the past week, he has visited other states in the Midwest including, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan.

No word on when he will be visiting the Hawkeye State. 



An area family had a special guest over the weekend.

The Gant family of Lafayette County, Wisconsin were paid a visit by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

He is on a year-long tour of all 50 states, and over the weekend was in the Midwest.

The Gant family says they shared a homemade meal, and showed him how a dairy farm operates. 

Zuckerberg also left Wisconsin with lots of cheese.

We'll have more on this story tonight at 6 p.m.

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