Carstens 1880 Farmstead, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and display of agricultural equipment and the celebration of Iowa's farm history. This web site is provided to promote and encourage interest in the operation and preservation of Carstens Farm and to educate the public about the ways of life in the good old days.
Carstens 1880 Farmstead, Inc. owns and operates this 80 acre farm. There are eleven board members who manage the Farm and its operations, and we rely on volunteers and community organizations for the maintenance and upkeep of the Farm.
Board Members and Officers include:
Mel Hursey, President of the Board
Charlie Leaders, Board Member & V.P.
Ben Ausdemore, Treasurer
Bill Johnson, Board Member & Secretary
David Dittmer, Board Member
Harvey Ferris, Board Member
Stan Kern, Board Member
Doug Martin, Board Member
Rick Newland, Board Member
Meryle Osborn, Board Member
Dale Schroder, Board Member
If you have any comments, questions or ideas on ways to improve Carstens Farm, please feel free to contact any of the Board members or click on Contact Us.
If you are interested in joining Carstens Farm, we would be delighted to hear from you. For more information, please visit one of the following pages: