This pictorial history unit about Harvey County was compiled by Ronald Dietzel. Acknowledgement – Through their input and suggestions, Kristine Schmucker (HCHM Curator) and Jane Jones (HCHM Archivist) made significant contributions to the compilation of this unit. Wheat and its milling have been significant in the agricultural side of Harvey County’s economy. Agriculture has also generated opportunities for entrepreneurs as the county became a key player in the ever increasing mechanized methods of farming. Businesses developed around the continual improvement and invention of farm machinery. Also, farming diversified into dairies, livestock and orchards. Click over to the HCHM slideshow on these other facets of agriculture in “Agriculture in Harvey County: Mechanization and Diversification”—Unit 8 in the HCHM on-line exhibit series “Short Stories of Harvey County.”