- Van Wert
Top of Ohio Farm Tour Success
The 2013 Top of Ohio Farm Tour in Logan County was a great success with over 3000 in attendance! This great fun family event was a terrific way to spend a fall afternoon. The tour was located in the southwest part of the county and we featured three farms and one agri-business. Stops were...
Logan County Electric Cooperative, featured a tour of their new office facility and headquarters and samples of thelocally grown food from the Logan County Farmers Market.
Bunker Hill Farms, owned by the Bill and Susan Shultz family with purebredSuffolk sheep shearing demonstrations, a nature walk and tour of the farm, quilts, antiques, honey, and samples of locally grown lamb.
RE-AL Winner Farm, a modern dairy farm owned by Alan and Renee Winner family. They recently upgraded their farm with robotic milkers and other innovative technology to help the farm be more productive and profitable. This stop also included butter making and ice cream.
Yeasel Farms, owned by Monte and Dawn Heppard family, featured tractors, grain equipment and storage facilities and purebred Belted Galloway beef cattle. They also had farm safety presentations by Farm Safety 4 Just Kids and a petting zoo hosted by the Hi-Point Career Center students.
In addition to the tour day, the committee also hosted the long standing school day held on Friday, September 20, 2013. Over 1000 first and fourth grade students from the county and Bellefontaine city school systems visited our tour sites, as well as Yeasel's beef operation and Riverside Schools Conservation area. This special day gave area students hands on lessons in agriculture, food and conserving our environment.
Special thanks to all of our Ag. Tour stop hosts and our sponsors for making the tour day a great success! Corporate Sponsor: Logan County Electric Cooperative. Additional Sponsors: Trupointe Cooperative, Logan County Land Trust, J. Duff, Inc./Mr. Concrete, Citizens Bank of DeGraff, Logan County Cattle Association, Logan County Sheep Association, Logan County Dairy Association, Logan County Chamber of Commerce, Liberty National Bank, Boogher & Sons, Inc., Bambauer Fertilizer & Seed, and Crop Production Services.
To see photos from the event clickon... 2013 Ag. Tour Pics.