They want the FARM to tell their story. The farmers and ranchers of Morrow County are heirs to the settlers of the early nineteenth century. Land first acquired through the Land Donation Acts has been passed on from generation to generation, and their relationship to the landscape is deep and complex. Increasingly, that relationship is dominated by machines: tillers, harvesters, and mechanisms of storage and transportation. Agri-business, irrigation and digital technology now dominate the farmers story.
Despite its building-like exterior, the grain elevator that houses the FARM is in fact a giant machine, whose complex operations are now made visible. Attached steel sectional fences, prefabricated sheds, irrigation pivots, etc. support onsite farming and ranching activities, and display the county’s collection of historic farm machinery.