Agricultural Interpretive Center

507 West Lake Avenue · Fairmont · MN 56031

Welcome to Heritage Acres ...
an agricultural interpretive center designed to tell the
on going story of farming.
We became a vision in 1976 when we realized how quickly an historic way of life
was disappearing from the landscape. Now we area
rapidly growing reality as we create a living rural
experience for people of all ages to see, touch and
explore. Located on forty acres of rich Martin County
prairie overlooking Fairmont’s beautiful Lake Sisseton.
We invite you to discover the many reasons the upper Midwest is called America’s Breadbasket. Providing food
and fiber for the world family is an essential and vital industry deserving of recognition and preservation.

Early pioneers came from northern Europe to settle
in the vast heartland and their roots grew deep as
their commitment to the land. In 1776, roughly 95%
of the people lived on farms. Today less than 5%
of our population is engaged in farming. Their
efficiency feeds our entire nation at prices lower than
any other place on earth and provides many of our
country’s leading exports as well. We salute the
farmers whose labors have enabled us to take food for granted. We are eager to share their story with you.

Enjoy your visit to our farm. We hope to see you often!
VIDEO - History of Heritage Acres

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