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Meet the Oney Family in 'Our Ohio' Magazine

Published Sep. 9, 2011 | Discuss this article on Facebook

Those wondering what a day in the life of an Ohio farmer is really like should read the latest issue of Our Ohio magazine.  This month’s issue features Connie and Gerald Oney who operate a dairy farm in Greenwich, milking 575 cows daily and growing 2,000 acres of crops. 

Connie, a recently published author, talks about the balance between maintaining the core values of farming and remaining economically stable.

“Farming is so hard, it’s so hard,” said Connie.  “It doesn’t usually work out the way you want. But even though you’re living such a hard lifestyle, you can still be happy.”

Readers will find out how Connie and Gerald  work to balance efforts on the farm, why they are drawn to farmingand what prompted Connie to write her book, “Cultivation of a Lifestyle: Preserving the American Dream.”

For the full article, visit OurOhio.org, the magazine’s website dedicated to providing expert information on topicssuch as Ohio gardening, travel, cooking, community involvement, and where to buy Ohio farm products locally. 

Or, to receive Our Ohio magazine, sign up to become a Farm Bureau member by calling 1.888.GrowWithFB or visiting GrowWithFB.org.  You can also contact the Huron County Farm Bureau office at 888-292-6442 or huron@ofbf.org.

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