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â€śWe wanted to expand our reach,â€ť Hastings said of the dairyâ€™s May through October group, school and day camp agritourism events such as â€śCow Tales Adventuresâ€ť and the â€śMilk From Cow to Bottle Tour.â€ť â€śWe started the agritourism not knowing what we were doing,â€ť Hastings admitted
There is a popular proverb that goes â€śWhen life gives you lemons, make lemonade.â€ť Several years ago, a couple said they took this phrase to heart, creating a business out of a solution they used to compensate for an impossible outdoor growing season.
Some grain farmers already see the burden as too big. They are taking an extreme step, one not widely seen since the 1980s: breaching lease contracts, reducing how much land they will sow this spring and risking years-long legal battles with landlords.
Late last month, someone broke in, cut off ventilators, boosted the temperature controls and wiped out all but a few hundred chickens.
â€śWe need to do a good job educating kids about whatâ€™s available in the area. One of the ways to do that is to reach out to the kids when theyâ€™re very young through 4-H and FFA. We share information about potential careers in classrooms,â€ť said Judy Villard-Overocker, Richland County director for The Ohio State University Extension.