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#TakeOverTuesday: Jacobs Heritage Farm, Summit County

Every Tuesday an Ohio Farm Bureau member takes over the Ohio Farm Bureau Instagram for the day to share a day in their life. Check in throughout the day or follow us on Instagram, @OhioFarmBureau, to meet new Ohio farmers and ag professionals every #TakeOverTuesday.

Good morning! My name is Jennifer LittleBear from Jacobs Heritage Farm in Copley, Summit County, Ohio. We refer to our fourth generation farm as a “heritage farm” because of my family’s history here and because we tend to raise heritage livestock. We currently have Jacob sheep, mangalitsa pigs, Embden and African geese, three horses, and hives of Italian honeybees. I’m excited to be taking over the Ohio Farm Bureau Instagram page today for #TakeOverTuesday and I’m happy to share my day with all of you. #TakeOverTuesday this week is with Jennifer LittleBear of @JacobsHeritageFarm in Summit County. Meet Ohio farmers and Farm Bureau members each week for #TakeOverTuesdayOFBF #ohio #farm #farmer #farmlife #farm365 #ag #agriculture #ohiofarm #ohiofarmer #ohioag #ohioagriculture #ohiofarmlife #ohiofarm365 #ohiogram #ohioexplored #ourohio

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Time to check on the honeybees! A few years ago, my bee hives froze at the end of a long cold winter. My husband, Jason, designed this bee house the following Spring to offer more protection for the hives. It’s inspired by traditional Eastern European bee houses. The extra protection from the weather has made a big difference, and the wooden hive equipment lasts longer since it’s not sitting out in the elements. #TakeOverTuesday this week is with Jennifer LittleBear of @JacobsHeritageFarm in Summit County. Meet Ohio farmers and Farm Bureau members each week for #TakeOverTuesdayOFBF #ohio #farm #farmer #farmlife #farm365 #ag #agriculture #ohiofarm #ohiofarmer #ohioag #ohioagriculture #ohiofarmlife #ohiofarm365 #ohiogram #ohioexplored #ourohio

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A face only a mother could love? Lol. This is Szalonna, one of our unusual wooly mangalitsa pigs. Mangalitsas are an old Hungarian heritage breed with amazing melt-in-your-mouth red meat that has a high content of healthy lard – it’s definitely not the same as the “other white meat” pork. My great-grandparents and grandparents who lived on this farm before us were Hungarian immigrants, so I look for ways to reconnect with their Old World heritage on our farm whenever possible. #TakeOverTuesday this week is with Jennifer LittleBear of @JacobsHeritageFarm in Summit County. Meet Ohio farmers and Farm Bureau members each week for #TakeOverTuesdayOFBF #ohio #farm #farmer #farmlife #farm365 #ag #agriculture #ohiofarm #ohiofarmer #ohioag #ohioagriculture #ohiofarmlife #ohiofarm365 #ohiogram #ohioexplored #ourohio

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Thanks so much for spending the day on our farm! You can stay in touch with us and watch our farm life throughout the year here on Instagram @JacobsHeritageFarm Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments about what you’ve seen here today during our OFBF take over. And thanks to the Ohio Farm Bureau for sharing their Instagram with me today and for being great, as always. #TakeOverTuesday this week is with Jennifer LittleBear of @JacobsHeritageFarm in Summit County. Meet Ohio farmers and Farm Bureau members each week for #TakeOverTuesdayOFBF #ohio #farm #farmer #farmlife #farm365 #ag #agriculture #ohiofarm #ohiofarmer #ohioag #ohioagriculture #ohiofarmlife #ohiofarm365 #ohiogram #ohioexplored #ourohio

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Amanda Domsitz 

Amanda Domsitz is a communications specialist for Ohio Farm Bureau.