Oliver Kelley Farm Funding & Partners

For immediate release

Release dated: 
February 15, 2017
Media contacts: 

Lauren Peck, 651-259-3137, lauren.peck@mnhs.org
Jessica Kohen, 651-259-3148, jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Oliver Kelley Farm Funding & Partners

The Oliver Kelley Farm revitalization project was funded through a 2014 capital budget appropriation of $10.5 million from the state of Minnesota and more than $4 million in private support.

Agricultural Partners
The Minnesota Historical Society is grateful for the support of several agricultural partners who championed this revitalization project, including:

  • Midwest Dairy Association
  • Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom
  • Minnesota Corn Growers Association
  • Minnesota Department of Agriculture
  • Minnesota Farm Bureau
  • Minnesota Farmers Union
  • Minnesota Soybean Growers Association
  • Minnesota Wheat Research & Promotion Council
  • Sugarbeet Research and Education Board of Minnesota and North Dakota

Private Donors 
MNHS appreciates the donors whose generosity allows us to welcome more Minnesotans to several new visitor center spaces, including:

  • Minnesota Farmer’s Hall, made possible by a gift from the Davis Family
  • The Learning Kitchen, made possible by a gift from the Page family
  • The Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Education Wing
  • Jim & Pam Deal Classroom
  • Land O’Lakes Classroom

“The Kelley Farm does a great job in telling the story of farming in Minnesota, which is key to our local and global economy. We want to help expand the story so everyone can learn where our food comes from and how Minnesota agriculture is making a difference.” –Whitney MacMillan