|Killian's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin (May 2013)|
© J. Shimon & J. Lindemann
Barns and silos of varying vintages dot the Wisconsin landscape coexisting as evidence of evolving agricultural technologies that enabled dairy farmers to increase production. From quaint old red wood barns with windmills to early 20th century concrete silos to late 20th century Harvestores, the structures remain as memorials to a desire to embrace progress and expand on traditional food production practices. Agricultural silos have a distinct history going back centuries and enabled farmers to preserve animal feed or silage through fermentation.