About The Farm at Prophetstown
Museums at Prophetstown
P.O. Box 331
3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47920
Located just inside the beautiful Prophetstown State Park!
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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: Laura Hale
Vice President: Robin Bellinger
Treasurer: Tony Maniscalli
Secretary: Kier Crites
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
Mr. Lee Goudy, who grew in Logansport, Indiana, began in his leadership role with The Farm at Prophetstown in May 2022.
In 1998, Lee, his wife, and their two children moved to Lafayette when Lee began a new career in the Quality Control Lab at Eli Lilly, while his wife, Traci, worked in senior health care services as a Registered Nurse. As Lee worked in the lab, he discovered a love for teaching and leading others, which quickly advanced him into training and onboarding new staff, and eventually into management at Eli Lilly for several years. Meanwhile, his wife Traci grew a stellar career in senior care, going on to open her own business, Homecare By Design, in 2008. Over the years, Lee grew an interest in business growth and community outreach, which led him to join Traci’s company in 2011, where he and his wife worked together for over a decade building and expanding the business. Homecare By Design was acquired by a larger senior care company in October 2021, which gave Lee the opportunity to seek new avenues to serve the community, ultimately leading him to join The Farm at Prophetstown team.
Lee Goudy enjoys the outdoors, whether it is on a lake in his boat, capturing photos of wildlife, or simply taking a walk in the woods. Lee also loves spending time with his three grandsons and teaching them how to fish, with hopes that they will develop an appreciation for nature as well. Lee is excited to work with Prophetstown State Park and eager to help The Farm reach its fullest potential as a place where others can experience farm living from times past and create fond new memories for years to come.
I’ve worked at The Farm since 2017. I came to the Farm with a food service background having just moved back from New Orleans where I was the Banquets Manager of the Le Merdien for 2 years. Before that I worked for Purdue’s catering department. I started at Purdue when I was just 16 and by the time I graduated Purdue with a B.A. in Communication and Political Science I was working as a student catering coordinator. After Graduation I worked full time for the catering department before moving to New Orleans in 2015.
I love the Farm because it brings together many things I love including animals, history, and the beautiful outdoors. My love of all things that grow started when I was a small child spending time on my grandparents fruit and vegetable farm in southern Indiana. Here at The Farm at Prophetstown I was promoted to Team Leader in 2022 where, in addition to running the front of house for the Farm to Table dinners, I manage the farm operations, supervise our staff, and assist with events and tours. I can’t wait to see you out at the Farm and introduce you to my favorite coworker, (though I love them all) our beautiful standardbred horse, Daisy.
Events & Outreach Coordinator
I grew up pretty close to The Farm in Rossville, Indiana. I have a background in FFA, 4-H, and I recently graduated from Purdue! My degree is in Horticulture Production and Marketing. My dream career has always been to find something outdoors that allows me to interact with people; I have found a wonderful place to do just that! When I’m not at the Farm you can find me working in my garden, baking cookies, taking a hike, or going camping with friends and family. At the Farm at Prophetstown, my role is to plan and facilitate all our events, outreach to the community, coordinate educational tours of the Farm, and see to the care of our members, volunteers, and visitors. I am very passionate about preserving the living history that is found on our Farm. My favorite things about the Farm are the gardens, the antiques in the museum homes, and our sweet animals! (especially Shiloh, our barn cat!) I look forward to meeting you at the Farm!
I grew up in the greater Lafayette area most of my life. I attended West Lafayette Jr/Sr High school, moved to Indianapolis to attend Butler University, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. My passion for animals was instilled in me at an early age. Most of my family has had farming experience in the past, and I showed goats and rabbits in 4-H at the Tippecanoe County Fair for 10 years. My favorite thing to do at the farm is mow.
Hey it’s Hannah, – I grew up in a small town in Monroeville, Indiana. I attended Purdue University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Science. I love working with animals of all kinds and I really enjoy getting to know the animals at Prophetstown! My favorite animal is Gary the rooster.
I am a Purdue graduate in Wildlife biology, with lots of varied experience in the environmental field. I love gardening at home and am looking forward to gardening at The Farm! I adore animals and have many pets – I am passionate about rescuing abandoned or mistreated domestic pigeons. I currently have 2! I love all The Farm animals so much, but my favorites have to be the turkeys Opal and Georgia!
I grew up in West Lafayette and spent most of my childhood playing outside – my first job was detasseling corn! After high school I moved to Boston to study fine art and soon after began a life of international travel. After living in Scotland (and a few places in between) for the last fifteen years, I returned to the Lafayette area and began working at the Farm in 2022. I was hired to focus on our historic house displays but quickly became enamored with the animals, the land, and the awesome team of people who are connected to this special place. My favorite part of working here is giving Coco attention and getting to work and walk outside most of every day.
I was raised in West Lafayette, IN. I do have a background in Farming and taking on new challenges. I’m currently a Communications student at Purdue Fort Wayne. I’m very ambitious and delight to be part of the Farm’s day to day history making, especially our visitors. I do have to say I enjoy the summers at the Farm for the animals (especially JJ), plants, and family gatherings; it’s really heartwarming.
I’ve lived in West Lafayette my whole life, and I graduated from West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High in 2020. I moved to Iowa for a year after high school, but returned to study Agricultural Economics at Purdue, which is when I started working at the farm. My favorite parts about the farm are being outside all day, and working with all of the animals and their unique personalities. My favorite animals on the farm are the cows.