Agriculture in Harvey County: Mechanization & Diversification

Agriculture/farming was the driving economic force in Harvey County from the beginning. Much was centered around grain crops, especially wheat. From the farmer to the miller, wheat production was a cornerstone so it should be no surprise that many early businesses focused on agriculture. Several of them serve as examples of ingenuity meeting a need and creating a success story.

Through on-line exhibits, this slideshow series gives short stories about Harvey County and its cities; and provides a sampling of the stories which can be discovered by viewing the on-site exhibits at HCHM, by examining source material in the Research Library and by utilizing the HCHM photo collection.

For even more stories of Harvey County’s people, events and businesses, check out:

  • The HCHM blog, “Voices of Harvey County” on the About Us tab.
    • Harvey County Harvest. Learn more about the harvesting process here.
    • From dairy operations to mayor—Daisy Dean Spencer. Learn more about Daisy Spencer here.

Click anywhere on the first image below to scroll through Unit 8 – Agriculture in Harvey County: Mechanization and Diversification.