Photo History of Benton County Agriculture

By Heath Keirstead | March 3, 2014

At the Benton SWCD 2011 Annual Meeting, we shared a slideshow of historical photos that represent some agricultural highlights of Benton County from 1869 on. Did you know we had hops yards, a flax growers cooperative, the largest electric hatchery on the west coast? Special thanks to our RARE participant, Liz Graham, for compiling this slideshow. The slideshow is now available for your viewing pleasure by clicking on the image below:

Oak Creek Mill

About the Author

Heath Keirstead

Heath Keirstead manages Benton SWCD’s Communications and Community Engagement as well as the Native Plant Program and Youth Education. She has a Master’s in Soil Science from Oregon State University. With a dual passion for people and the planet, she loves building relationships with partners, customers, volunteers, and students.

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