J. Webb Farm
A Real Working Farm for 7 Generations!
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For 7 generations, J. Webb Farm has ventured many roads to get where it stands today. We invite you to take a glimpse into the way of life of a farm and it's family, encouraging
imagination and curiosity.
- 1866 Webb Farm established shortly after Civil War with the purchase of just $12.50 an acre.
- 1875 Webb School founded just a half a mile west, educating grades 1-8 in one single room.
- 1936 Expansion of main barn to house 18 dairy cattle.
- 1938 Running water & in-house wash room installation.
- 1929-1930's Survival of the Great Depression.
- 1941-1945 World War II experience and survival of wide-spread rationing.
- 1958 Some property sold to Fermi / DTE for railroad and power line placements.
- 1957's Transition from 600 laying hens & dairy herd to 5,000 Laying Hen operation.
- 1972 Addition of 90 sow, farrow-to-finish, operation.
- 1978 Survival of the vast white-out blizzard.
- 1980's Laying hen operation cut back to primarily farrowing to market hog production.
- 1980-1990 Decade of the Sugar Beets.
- 1988 Survival of the drought.
- 1989 Hog roasters built from scratch to provide extra farm income during rough times.
- 1989-2001 Annual elementary schools farm tour.
- 1990's Fruit orchard develops to maturity.
- 1992 Farrow to market hog operation fades to small herd.
- 2002 J. Webb Farm corn maze & pumpkins opens to the public.
- 2006 Illitch Group (owners of Tigers & Red Wings) orders pumpkins delivered to Fox Theater, Detroit.
- 2008 Abundance of pumpkins & fall produce allowed wholesale to local grocery stores.
- 2009 Seventh generation of Webb Farm begins.
- 2012 Farm develops website & celebrates 10th anniversary of "J. Webb Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkins"
- 2013 J. Webb Farm accepts "Community Star" award from Monroe County Intermediate School District
While there has been some consistency on the farm, such as selling dozens of eggs and raising livestock for both market and show purposes. Crops such as alfalfa, soybeans, wheat, oats and corn have always been planted and harvested and odd pets have always found there home here on our farm. Involvement in 4-H and the county fair has also had its place within the Webb Family however; some great changes have taken place...
Lets take a look:
Anything special about the inside of our barns; notice the wooden peg nails and rustic log beams?
At J. Webb Farm, we do our best to preserve the authenticity our family instilled upon the farm many generations ago.