Land always has deep historical roots. A farm raising heritage breeds only enriches it’s history. An agricultural operation that’s been in the same family for many generations, brings with it farm record books, diaries, letters and scrapbooks can offer insight ranging from crop production to captivating accounts of everyday life. Even a modern day hobby farm, can be brought to illumination… Everyone likes UFOs (unidentified farming objects) and they create an opportunity for conversation.
If you have a historic barn, vintage farm house and other out buildings or an overlook that gives visitors a birds-eye view of the landscape, they provide excellent opportunities for discussing the history of both the built and natural landscape.
Shared ideas for discovering, displaying and sharing the historical information that you might collect if interested in enhancing your agritourism operation and making a profit. How do you begin to develop and share your history?
Presented by Ronald Seagrave, Seagrave & Williams Farm
A Colonial Farmer Patriot descendant, founder of the Seagrave-Williams Farm, a Veterans healing farm, and former teacher, researcher & historian, award winning author, publisher and veteran. Member of: The Livestock Conservancy & official fiber provider for their Shave “Em to Save ‘Em program; Veteran Farmer Coalition and their Homegrown by Heroes program, American Poultry Assoc., Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities; Nankins Breeders Assoc., La Fleche Breeders Association, Leicester Longwool Sheep Assoc. and the founder of the Hog Island Sheep Assoc.