Antique farm equipment

National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame

The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame was founded and chartered by Congress in 1960. The Ag Center has striven to uphold the founding pillars of Educate, Promote and Recognize by maintaining a collection of over 30,000 agricultural artifacts, inducting American agriculturalists into the Hall of Fame, and creating educational programs for all ages.

Our educational programs highlight STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) as it relates to agricultural practices of the past, present and future. Demonstrations of antique and modern machinery like threshers, combines and plows show the evolution of farming technology up close.

Activities with our bee hives and pollinator gardens highlight the importance of safe farming practices. We regularly develop new programs to help complement K-12 education. Currently the Ag Center is developing an agri-business speaker series, an ag-drone course and a rotating crop growing event series on our 150 acre property.

Type

  • Museum/library/STEM-rich institution or attraction

Audience Served

  • Everyone

Opportunities Offered

  • After school/out of school
  • Conference/workshops
  • Drop in
  • Fair/festival/event
  • Field trip
  • Internships
  • Summer camp

Focus Areas

  • Biology
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • General Science
  • Natural History
  • Technology