Bloomsbury Farm has not always been the unique agritourism destination it is today. Bloomsbury Farm is located at the home of Dave and Karen Petersen, and began as Hagan Farm. Hagan Farm was homesteaded in 1856, by Joseph Hagan, Dave's great-grandfather. The farm began with a diverse array of livestock and crops. The 400-acre family farm has been passed down from generation to generation. In 1982, Dave was the 5th generation to take over the operations of the farm. In 2007, he and his wife Karen bought the farm. Petersen Farm now farms over 3,000 acres of corn and soybeans, in addition to operating the agritourism business known as Bloomsbury Farm.
Petersen Farm in 1972