ARCHBOLD – Sauder Village in Archbold is hosting a free Agricultural Lecture Series at the Heritage Inn this season in conjunction with the renovation of the historic Grist Mill. Todd Price, founding director of Historic Wagner Farm, will present a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 9 titled “The Dawn of the Golden Age of Agriculture – Early 20th Century Farming in the Heartland.”
“As part of our mission to preserve and present the agricultural history of our region, this lecture series will help share the social, economic and cultural history of northwest Ohio, how that ties in with the agricultural history, and its importance in the development of our state,” shared Kim Krieger, PR/media relations. “The speakers that have been selected for this series are known for their expertise and knowledge of agricultural history.”
Thanks to the support of the Ohio Humanities Council, all programs in the series are free and open to the public. The evening lectures will be held at the Sauder Heritage Inn at 7:30 p.m. on June 9 and Oct. 6.
Price will present “The Dawn of the Golden Age of Agriculture” – a program about the social, technological, political and economic changes of the 1920s and how these impacted farming. Price is the founding director of The Historic Wagner Farm, The Glenview Park District, in Glenview, Ill. Price is the author of the award-winning educational blog “Wagner Feed” and has more than 14 years of educational programming experience creating numerous award winning programs and original events such as the Dairy Breakfast.
On Oct. 6, Joe Anderson from Mount Royal University in Alberta, Canada, will present “The Vacant Chair on the Farm: Understanding Marriage, Farm Management, and Soldiering in the Midwest during the American Civil War.”