7367 360th Ave. Waseca, MN 56093 507-835-2052

Farm America

About Us

What is Farmamerica?

The Minnesota Agricultural Interpretive Center (Farmamerica) was established by the Minnesota legislature in 1978 to preserve the state's rich agricultural heritage. We started with a few acres, donated by Roy & Marcie Lukken in the late 1970s, and with the help of the local community, legislators and contributors, built the center into a 360-acre site which includes an impressive Visitor Center (built in 2000), a pond and prairie restoration, many external historical buildings, plus a large collection of antique tractors and farm equipment. 


Vision & Mission: Farmamerica exists to connect people with agriculture by being Minnesota's agricultural interpretive center. 

Our primary focus has always been education. It is important to us that we inform children about our rural history and how farms in Minnesota continue to provide food, fiber and fuel for our communities around the world. In some cases, their visit to Farmamerica is the first time they see live farm animals up close. Research shows that 90% of kids living in rural areas today have never had a farming or agricultural experience. 

January 2016 newsletter: A year in review and highlights our sponsors, donors and members


Open for guided and self-guided tours:
   Tuesday - Friday, June through October. 
   8:00a - 3:00p

$5 Self- guided tours
$7 Guided tours


Farmamerica is an IRS 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Admissions are treated as contributions and donations. All funds received are used to underwrite the costs of educational programming throughout the year.