- Age: 46
- Interview Dates: 12/19/2007, 11/3/2008
- Interviewer: Robert Warren, Illinois State Museum
- Interview Length: 92 minutes Sit-Down Interview, 31 minutes Walk-and-Talk Interview
- County: Tazewell
To save the family farm, John (Ray Ackerman’s nephew) has transformed it from a typical grain and livestock operation. He now raises a variety of crops (pumpkins, ornamental gourds, mums, apples) and has opened the farm to agritourism.