History at Rader Family Farms

Farm history

Humble origins

Lynn Rader and his six younger siblings were raised on this farm when it was a Guernsey dairy. Their parents, Glenn and Margaret Rader, moved onto the farm when they married in 1945.

The family grew up milking cows and showing them in 4-H. In 1971 the cows were sold after Glenn’s death. Since then, Lynn and Linda have been grain farmers, their two sons now joining them. Lynn and Linda have three married children and eight grandchildren.

Lynn Rader and his father
Toddler Lynn and his dad, Glenn Rader, in the dairy barn, circa 1948.

For over 30 years Lynn grew and sold sweet corn in the summer and later added pumpkins and other produce in the fall.  In 2017 Lynn retired from the sweet corn business but continues to plant lots of pumpkins.

Lynn and Linda in July 1971 at the sale of the dairy.

As farmers, the Raders realize how much people enjoy and appreciate an opportunity to experience the farm and country life.

The agritainment business, Rader Family Farms, began in 2009 and it allows guests a unique opportunity to connect with and learn about agriculture in a outdoor casual atmosphere.

The Rader family welcomes you to their farm!