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Drive-It-Yourself Farm Tour Sept. 21
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2014 Shelby County
Sunday, September 21
Farm Tour stops are in Northwestern Shelby County in Van Buren and Dinsmore Townships.
5641 SR 274 in New Bremen
Lloyd Schroer and Kurt Rindler and their families are farming over 1000 acres as well as operating dairy beef feedlot. Their many conservation practices include conservation tillage, ?lter strips along open ditches, grassed waterways and a series of “water & sediment control basins” that control the rate of runo? from their farm ground similar to detention ponds in municipalities. Their family is working hard to ensure the farm is passed on to future generations! Also at their stop, the Shelby Co. Cattleman’s will be serving samples of beef products. Folks from Mercer Landmark will be on hand to talk about how Paradise Acres feeds their animals.
6401 Lock Two Rd. in New Bremen
The Frankenberg family is second generation farmers, who are milking 110 Holstein cows and raising crops like corn, wheat and hay on 400 acres of land. To advance the technology on their farm, the family has recently added robotic milkers. In addition, they are active conservationists and use many practices to protect the soil. At the farm the Shelby Co. Dairy Boosters will be serving ice cream and the Shelby Co. Farm Bureau will have kids games and crafts.
Harvest Sun Farm
5601 Lock Two Rd. in New Knoxville
Je? and Deb Eschmeyer are ?fth generation farmers who are taking everyday farming in a di?erent direction! The Eschmeyers operate a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program on their farm. The CSA allows customer to buy a “share” of the farm’s bounty for the season. Each customer receives a weekly basket of produce along with a newsletter to help utilize the products. Stop out and visit their unique farm and look at their growing operation, specialty equipment and the special additions from the Shelby Soil & Water Conservation District. The district will have, “The World Beneath Your Feet” educational trailer that will give visitors hands on experience about soil and the animated S.K. Worm program for kids!
Hubbard Feeds Inc.
104 Oak Street in Botkins
Hubbard Feeds has a long history of providing a full range of research based nutrition products and innovative support services. Customers range from those who produce meat, milk and eggs to those with specialty and companion animals and increasingly to niche segments ranging from show feed customers to lifestyle farmers. No matter what the animal, the goal is still the same; to provide high quality nutrition products and services that help our customers achieve success and personal satisfaction. Stop by the Botkins plant to see how animal feed is made and join the Shelby County Pork Producers for samples!
Tour includes free refreshments, demonstrations, and maps at every location. If you have further questions contact Shelby Soil & Water Conservation District or Farm Service Agency at 937-492-6520, OSU Extension at 937-498-7239 or Shelby Co. Farm Bureau at 877-775-7642.
THANK YOU FARM TOUR SPONSORS...
Stop Sponsors... Cargill Inc., Community Insurance Group, Farm Credit Mid-America, Hubbard Feeds Inc., Luthman Ag. Services, Osgood State Bank, Sidney Best One Tire, Sidney Carstar, Sidney Visitors Bureau, Tri-County Insurance, Trupointe Cooperative
Friend of Tour Sponsors... AG Boogher & Son, Inc., Anna FFA Young Farmers, Barker Insurance, Bensman Enterprises, Botkins FFA & Young Farmers, Eilerman Insurance, Elsass Farms, Farm Bureau Council #30, Gary L. Flinn Co., LPA, Koenig Equipment, McCrate, DeLaet & Co., Mercer Landmark, Meyer’s Garage & Drive-Thru, Minster Veterinary Service, Modern Minds Farm Bureau Council, MSI Environmental, Mutual Federal Savings Bank, National Farmer Organization, Paradise Acres, Pioneer Electric, Kenneth J. Rethman, CPA, Schafer Oil
Tour Organization Committee… Shelby Soil & Water Conservation District, Shelby County Farm Bureau, OSU Extension, Shelby County, USDA Farm Service Agency
For a map click on 2014 SCFT Map with Details above.