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Agriculture Heritage

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Agriculture past and present!

Traveling to Henry County you will view the present agriculture practices in action! Spring or fall you will see farmers working fields, harvesting corn or soybeans and heck you might even pass a few tractors along the back roads! The fertile farm ground and the promise of a good life drew early pioneers to settle in Henry County. Dotting the scenery are small towns and villages telling the stories of the land.

Do you know where your food comes from? Do you know how agriculture heritage lives on? Visit our countryside and experience Henry County’s agricultural heritage! Take a drive to visit Ryan’s Round Barn, the AETA Working Farm Show and Vintage Farm Equipment Show every September, or visit The Big Red Shed in Galva.

Antique Engine Tractor Association Show Grounds
Address: 13451 IL Hwy 92
City: Geneseo

Experience a fall harvest with mid-1900’s equipment demonstrating daily field farm activities on this 50-acre working show grounds. The three-day show offers agricultural history and how the agricultu...

Country Corner Farm Market and Pumpkin Patch
Address: 5333 US 150
City: Alpha
Hours: Farm Market Store Hours Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Weekdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fall Fun Park Weekdays Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Country Corner offers Farm Fresh Fun!   Summer Country Corner Farm Market Store opens July 1. The store will be stocked with a large variety of homegrown and local produce. Seasonal U-Pick fruits...

Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park
Address: 24000 N 1920th St
City: Atkinson

The Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park, a 104-mile linear park, is a rustic, historic, educational, and recreational jewel spanning five counties and includes the entire width of Henry County with acce...

Ryan’s Round Barn
Address: 28616 Sauk Trail Rd.
City: Kewanee
Hours: Closed in 2019 for installation of a new roof.

Ryan's Round Barn . . . See What's 'Round the Bend! THE ROUND BARN WILL BE CLOSED TO TOURS IN 2019 FOR INSTALLATION OF A NEW ROOF.  COME AND SEE US IN 2020! This is a must-see site at the entrance to...

The Old Red Farm Shed
Address: 1107 SE 2nd Street
City: Galva
Hours: Call for appointment

Vintage farm equipment, autos and locally made museum featuring antique farm equipment, autos and implements made locally by past businesses and more, are featured in the Old Red Farm Shed. The commun...

Vintage Farm Equipment Museum
Address: Bridge Park
City: Atkinson
Hours: by appointment

Learn about the agricultural heritage of the area by visiting the Vintage Farm Equipment Museum.  The museum houses the many items of vintage farm equipment belonging to the Vintage Farm Equipment Ass...

Strawberry Flats
Address: 23787 E 1260 St
City: Geneseo

Strawberry Flats has been in business since 1979.  It's a fun experience for the whole family!  Head out into the fields and pick your own sweet corn, strawberries, or blueberries.  The kids will love...