Contact Information

About The Farm at Prophetstown

Mail:

Museums at Prophetstown
P.O. Box 331
3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47920

Located just inside the beautiful Prophetstown State Park!

 

Phone:

(765)567-4700

 

Email:

Questions about programming, events, tours, or dinners?

 events@prophetstown.org

 

For all other inquiries email

farmatprophetstown@gmail.com

The Farm at Prophetstown is a working farm. The livestock enjoy a beautiful, healthy, free range farm setting and our crops are used to feed them throughout the year. Our animals’ big personalities truly speak for their happiness on The Farm!

Our farming is done in partnership with some wonderful, local farmers who help us to plant, grow, and harvest grains, hay, and straw for our animals. We strive to serve as a home to animals that are breeds commonly found in the 1920s. Our livestock includes Standardbred horses, miniature horses, heritage and endangered chicken breeds, Hereford cattle, Oxford/Suffolk cross sheep, and Berkshire hogs, among others.  We’re proud to provide a home to horses from the Indiana Horse Rescue out of Frankfort, Indiana.

The Farm practices and educates visitors on aspects of sustainable agriculture, gardening, canning, as well as farm-to-table cooking, blacksmithing and homesteading arts. It draws on a wide range of resources such as beekeepers, master gardeners, farm professionals, and home economics experts. For most programming, admission is free with state park entry. The Farm is located just inside the beautiful Prophetstown State Park. With the $55 purchase of a Farm membership, entry into the park is free and a discount of 10% on meat, eggs, and produce purchased is offered, as well as early opportunities to reserve space at our very popular farm-to-table dinners.

We’re thrilled to offer visitors a 1920s farmstead complete with a replica Sears & Roebuck and Company catalog farmhouse common to that era, as well as an authentic, period-specific Tenant House moved to the property from Lafayette, Indiana. The farmhouse was erected on the property through the generosity of Sue and Dale Gibson, who shared in the passion and vision to celebrate this vital period in history. The Farm and all who visit are eternally grateful for the Gibson’s generosity. The Tenant House was moved to The Farm because of the generosity of Nola Gentry and Ned Derhammer and was dedicated as the I. Floyd Garrott Tenant House. The Farm was excited to welcome the addition of the Tenant House to the farmstead. Tenant houses were common to this period, and served as a house where farmhands or house staff would have lived. We’re pleased to honor the memory of Nola Gentry through this generous gift.

Also found on the farmstead is a beautiful red barn that welcomes guests to the property, a corn crib, milk house, chicken coops, blacksmith shop, machine shed, and other structures that were a part of the 1920s farm landscape. We invite you to visit and take it all in!

Board of Directors

President: Steve Dietrich

Vice President: Laura Hale

Treasurer: Tony Maniscalli

Secretary: Andrew Muffet

Board Members:

Gary Burniske

Tom Gall

Ned Derhammer

Nancy Sattler

Kier Crites

Jo Wade

Volunteer

We welcome, and rely on the generosity of volunteers who can give their time and talent to The Farm. Areas we can always use help with include;  gardening, maintenance projects, greeting guests, facilitating or assisting with programs and special events, working farm-to-table dinners and more. Due to COVID-19, many volunteer activities have been temporarily suspended. 

If you are interested in volunteering, either stop in and talk to one of the staff members or drop off a completed volunteer form. You can also email it to events@prophetstown.org. We will resume volunteer activities when the pandemic has passed. Thank you to the many wonderful volunteers that help make The Farm such a special place to spend time!

Farm Staff

Lauren Reed

Education and Events Coordinator/Farm Chef

Lauren Reed is the Education and Events Coordinator/Chef for The Farm at Prophetstown. After graduating from Rossville High School in 2002, she studied Food and Nutrition and Journalism at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. She continued to work in various restaurants throughout her college career and was given the opportunity to study under several professionally trained Chefs. In 2009 she was an official judge for the Clabber Girl BBQ competition and also a competitor in the 2010 Clabber Girl Chili cook off.  As the Catering and Banquet Manager for Purdue University, she represented Purdue in the NACUFS Culinary Challenge in 2012. She has had the honor of cooking at three Super Bowls with celebrity chefs, as well as being the chef for the Indianapolis Colts VIP Tailgates through Bullseye Event Group. She has also competed in several cooking competitions with the Girl Scouts of Indiana. Five years ago, she started working for The Farm and it has totally changed her life. 

“I truly love what it brings to our community and all of those who visit. We have been able to offer five course seasonal farm-to-table dinners, which have been a huge hit in the community. These dinners are a way to showcase the products we grow and produce on The Farm, while giving the guest a 1920’s dining experience. I am proud to say that The Farm is thriving, with a growing guest interest in history, food and eating local.”

Hannah

Hannah

“Animals are the best coworkers and outside is the best office. It is truly the little things in life and we help people experience and celebrate those things. Sunshine, fresh vegetables, happy animals, a good meal. It is amazingly simplistic how much peace and purpose coexist on the farm.”

Emma

Emma

Hi, I’m Emma! I was born and raised in Texas, which is where I gained most of my animal experience. I worked with horses for around 5 years, raised chickens for FFA, and gained a lot of knowledge about cattle and sheep. Working at the farm has opened many new doors or me, and given me a lot to learn from. Having animals as my co-workers is the thing I could ask for. I love every animal here, but Hope, JJ and Daisy have a special place in my heart. I enjoy coming to work each morning. You never know what the day have in store for you, its always something different, and that’s what I love!”

Dani

Dani

“I am a rabbit farmer and animal lover. It has been my dream to work with all kinds of creatures since I was little. I am very grateful for the opportunity to live that dream here at the farm. My favorite animal on the farm is Shiloh the cat. She is a very involved coworker and always hangs out with me while I’m working outside.

Susan

Susan

“Seeing the best of 1920 Indiana distilled into the idyllic living history Farm at Prophetstown is a daily opportunity to explore what it means to be an American at a time when small town and small business doesn’t mean small world. It’s a reminder that even with the most exciting international news and markets available at your fingertips, nothing quite beats the satisfaction of growing your own tomatoes.”

Farm Staff - Jake

Jake

Hi, I’m Jake. I was born and raised in southern Indiana on a cattle farm. I’m a 10-year 4-H’er and was involved in FFA. I enjoy working with cattle, horses, and pigs. I’m a student at Purdue, and I’m a firefighter at Wabash Township Fire Department. I believe that farming isn’t a job; it’s a way of life that people take for granted. I enjoy spending time on the farm, and sharing what I know about agriculture, livestock, and farming.

Farm Staff: Maryanne

Maryanne

I’ve grown up coming out to The Farm at Prophetstown and the State Park for as long as I can remember. I started volunteering here when I was 14, hired as an employee when I was 15, and I have been working off and on at the farm ever since. I was born and raised in Lafayette and attended Rossville High School and graduated from Central Catholic High School. I attended Purdue for a couple years and I am happy to be back at The Farm. I am very passionate about raising animals, particularly cattle and horses. I am grateful to have been able to learn from and work for local farmers and breeders who have taught me countless lessons and helped shape and grow my passion for farming.

Luz

Luz

Hi my name is Luz. I love working with animals. I like to learn the care requirements of all the animals here at The Farm. Currently I have 2 leopard geckos, 2 sulcata tortoises, 3 cats, and last but not least my bearded dragon. I’ve worked with kids and animals all my life, so this of course is my dream job because I work with the public and work with animals. Hopefully soon when the weather gets better we might get to see Flash, one of my tortoises.