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Buckeye Farm News
Doug Fitch is a pharmacist who has a small farm, Fitch Pharm Farm, in Ashland County and produces maple syrup, honey, hay, blueberries and other specialty crops. He grew up on a farm in Richland County and bought his farm 22 years ago, saying you can’t “take the farm out of the farm boy.” Fitch has been an Ashland County Farm Bureau member for 15 years and has been county president, on the promotion and education board, a delegate to OFBF’s annual meeting and currently is the membership chairman. He and his wife, Bethany, have three grown children and three grandchildren. “Our Happy Trails Council is very, very active. Our policy locally is very strong,” he said. Fitch appeared in an episode of the Our Ohio TV series that featured maple syrup production. Watch the video at www.OurOhio.org.
Robert Dunaway has been working at the state Ohio Farm Bureau office for 10 years, helping with inventory, storage and support of business operations. He assists in facility management and helps with incoming and outgoing shipments. Dunaway is a 1992 graduate of Teays Valley High School and grew up in Pickaway County on a farm where he helped his family bale hay and raise pigs. He is married to Mary Ann and has a son, three stepchildren and five step-grandchildren. He volunteers at his son’s school and is active in his church, World Harvest.