On June 18, the Morrow County Farm Bureau hosted an Agricultural Tour with three different locations around the county. Attendees learned about a variety of topics and industries ranging from the cattle industry to grain production to the world of retail horticulture. 

Tour stops included:

Linder Farms, owned by John Linder and family, is primarily a grain farm located in Edison, Ohio. John, along with his brother, Mike, and wife, Cheryl, run a fifth-generation farm raising corn, soybeans, soft red winter wheat and soybeans for seed, and are preparing to incorporate the next generation to join the operation. Attendees learned about new technologies in the grain farming business, how each member of the farm uses their passions to make it successful, and what the future holds for the grain industry. Thank you for hosting Linder Farms!

HC Farms, owned by Dale and Darla Clinedinst and Linda Hill, is a livestock farm that specializes in beef cattle. At this stop, Farm Bureau members got a glimpse into the cattle industry. Attendees also heard from Levi Foss and Dale, who serve as president and vice-president of Disaster Relief Haulers, a nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian relief efforts related to natural and other major disasters. Thank you for teaching us about your farm and all that you do for communities across the country!

Groovy Plants Ranch, owned by Jared and Liz Hughes, is a family-owned greenhouse and garden center that has a passion for plants and strives to provide the most unique and intriguing botanical oddities from around the world. A tour from Jared gave individuals a look at their newest greenhouses and shipping areas. Attendees also had the opportunity to hear about what the facility looked like starting in 2015 and how it has grown!

A big thank you to Ag Credit of Mount Gilead for sponsoring bottled water for the event, as well as all the stops for hosting this year’s Morrow County Agricultural Tour!

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Sara Tallmadge

Ashland County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.
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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Business Solutions
If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
I was gifted the great opportunity through an Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Pathways grant to run a series of summer camps here. That really expanded my vision of what ‘grow, maintain, sustain and explain’ could actually be.
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Jim Bruner

Mezzacello Urban Farms

Farming for Good
I see the value and need to be engaged in the community I live in, to be a part of the decision-making process and to volunteer with organizations that help make our community better.
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

Leadership development
So many of the issues that OFBF and its members are advocating for are important to all Ohioans. I look at OFBF as an agricultural watchdog advocating for farmers and rural communities across Ohio.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Advocacy
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