Gaining insight from great ag producers — AgriPOWER Session 2 blog

By Andy Hollenback, AgriPOWER Class VIII participant

AgriPOWER class 8, Session 2, was highlighted with on-farm tours and knowledge sharing in Northwest Ohio. Our class was first challenged to better understand issues facing agriculture, such as the popular topic of GMOs and to explore and use social media in a positive way for agriculture.  

Next we headed on the road for farm tours, which were filled with innovative practices, knowledge sharing, and some unexpected excitement at Kaleidoscope Farms. Everyone who hosted our group could not have been nicer or more willing to pass on their ideas and perspectives to us. Seeing Northwest Ohio’s agricultural diversity helps to bring into focus how fortunate we are to have great agriculture producers in Ohio to gain insights from and to guide us forward. Next we are off to Washington D.C. and I feel it is safe to say we are all more confident and better prepared to talk about Ohio’s role in the national agriculture scene from our session 2 adventures.


Andy Hollenback of Utica works for Evolution Ag, LLC as manager of its service department. He helps run the family’s registered Hereford herd, row crop, hay and chicken operation. He is an active board member of the Licking County Farm Bureau and in 2014 was named Beck’s Young Farm Leader.