The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame honors and conserves American agriculture in order to connect people to its innovation, knowledge and narrative.
To educate the public of the importance of agriculture and to help understand and appreciate its influence on our past, present and future; agribusiness leaders of the 1950s envisioned the creation of a premier national center designed to this purpose.
During a time of dramatic change in the nation, these visionaries proposed an institution that would focus on both America’s rich rural heritage and on the science and technology that were shaping its future. After a nationwide search from among 50 applicant cities, the Wyandotte County, Kansas location was selected as the site of this national monument and learning center. A decade of collaborative effort resulted in the birth of The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, by federal charter enacted by the 86th Congress and signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 31, 1960.
Visitor ratings on events have been very positive for the past year--all will rate 95% or better. One thing we are very pleased with is the success of our initiatives to raise the awareness of the Ag Center -- many people who have commented on our programs tell us that they have not been to our site previously and the event/program exceeded their expectations. These comments plus our many returning guests helps assure us that we are on track with our program/events and laying the foundation for increased admissions in the future.
Educational programs for students have been re-written to include and address educational standards outlined by KS/MO -- specifically in math, science, and reading.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
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