Oliver Kelley Farm Images

Oliver Kelley Farm Images

The new and revitalized Oliver Kelley Farm spans a broad range of agriculture history. Visitors can explore 1860s farming on the Historic Farmstead, then head to the brand-new Farm Lab and visitor center (pictured) for the latest on today’s agriculture.

 

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Front exterior of the new visitor center at the Oliver Kelley Farm 

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New visitor center exterior back

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The new Learning Kitchen in the visitor center

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The new Learning Kitchen offers workshops, demonstrations and more. 

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Visitors can tend modern Minnesota crops in the new Farm Lab Garden and explore the produce the Kelley family cultivated 150 years ago in the kitchen garden on his 1860s farmstead.

 

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Oliver Kelley's 1876 farmhouse on the Historic Farmstead.

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After exploring the new offerings at the Farm Lab and visitor center, visitors can learn about life on a Minnesota farm in the 1860s at the Historic Farmstead, including meeting the resident oxen.

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Oliver H. Kelley, ca. 1875. Kelley staked a claim in present-day Elk River in the early 1850s and became a farmer who was eager to learn and experiment with new innovations. In 1867, he and seven others, founded the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry, better known as the Grange, the first national farming organization.

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