More than 500 people visited each of the four stops on the 2014 Shelby County Drive-It-Yourself Farm Tour held on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 1-5 pm. The Farm Tour stops were in northwestern Shelby County in Van Buren and Dinsmore Townships including…
Paradise Acres 5641 SR 274 in New Bremen. Lloyd Schroer and Kurt Rindler and their families are farming over 1,000 acres as well as operating dairy beef feedlot.
Frankenberg Dairy at 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.
Harvest Sun Farm at 5601 Lock Two Rd. in New Knoxville. Jeﬀ and Deb Eschmeyer are ﬁfth generation farmers who are taking everyday farming in a diﬀerent 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.
Hubbard Feeds Inc.at 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.
THANK YOU FARM TOUR 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
Click on 2014 Farm Tour Photos to see the fun of the day!