Francka Farm

1983

This photograph depicts Bernard and Bernard Jr. Francka inspecting corn on their family farm in Bolivar, Missouri. In 1901, the Francka family and other Czech immigrant families built a church and founded the town of Karlin, just south of Bolivar. The Francka family has continuously farmed the area since focusing on dairy operations.

Missouri is second only to Texas in farming with 99,000 farm operations and a celebrated industry statewide. Missouri farms produce a range of products; soybeans, corn, rice, cotton, cattle, milk, poultry, hogs, and fish. In 2018, agricultural production represented 4.1 percent of Missouri‚Äôs gross domestic product. 

Object Details

Categories: Agriculture, Business & Economy, Natural Enviroment

Date: 1983

Subject: Family farms

Contributing Institution: Springfield News-Leader

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County: Polk

Region: Southwest

Type: Photograph

Latitude: 37.550884

Longitude: -93.425216