Magazines for Farmers 1850 – 1900s


We have links to four magazines or journals for farmers that began to appear in the Great Lakes states about 1850. They offer news, analysis of current events, agricultural science, and advice for men and women living on farms. Several years’ issues are available for each of these titles.


Click on the page name to open it in a new tab, and you’ll find the recommended works there.


Ohio Periodicals page

Under “Journals”

The Ohio Cultivator, a Semi-Monthly Journal, devoted to the Improvement of Agriculture & Horticulture, and the Promotion of Domestic Industry

Indiana Periodicals page

Under “Newspapers”

Indiana Farmer. Devoted to Agriculture, Horticulture, Mechanics, and the Useful Arts (semi-monthly)

Illinois Periodicals page

Illinois Farmer (monthly)

Wisconsin Periodicals page

Under “Newspapers”

The Wisconsin farmer, and north-western cultivator; a monthly journal devoted to agriculture, horticulture, mechanics and rural economy