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McHenry County Farms "The Baumans"
The Bauman Farm was started in 1895 by Hermann Bauman who emigrated from Germany. The 1912 dairy barn received a special plaque from the McHenry County Historical Society in 1997. The property also received its Centennial Farm designation in 2005. Today the 4th and 5th generation of Baumans continue to raise crops and milk cows on their historic property.
The Bauman family have dedicated countless hours to McHenry County Farm Bureau and the Ag in the Classroom program. Thank you Baumans for sharing your story! Begin the journey by clicking here.
McHenry County Farms "The Richardsons"
The Richardson Farm was homesteaded in 1840 by Robert Richardson who emigrated from England. The farm has grown over the years to include 450 acres and 2 farmsteads. In addition to the traditional crops of corn and soybeans, the Richardsons are growing over 50,000 Christmas trees and have the world's largest cornfield maze.
The Richardson family have dedicated countless hours to McHenry County Farm Bureau and the Ag in the Classroom program.
Thank you Richardsons for sharing your story! Begin the journey by clicking here.
McHenry County Farms "The Altens"
Follow the Alten's agricultural journey through a descriptive picture narrative. Pictures date back to the early 1900's through today. The Altens have dedicated their lives to the agriculture industry. The Altens have also dedicated countless hours to volunteer positions within the agriculture industry.
Thank you Altens for sharing your story! Begin the journey by clicking here.
Video of wheat harvest.
Thank you Bruce Meier for allowing us to take this video.
Video of soybean harvest.
Video of soybean harvest featuring two Hebron area farmers.
Videos of corn planting and harvest.
Video of Summer Ag. Institute with McHenry County farm visits.
Video of Summer Ag. Institute 2 with industry visits.
Thank you Melissa Hurless, Northern Il. Beekeepers, for allowing us to take this video.
Tractor Trek Videos.
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2005 (long version)
2005 (short version)