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The Clermont County Farm Bureau, Eastside Agricultural Collective and Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted a self-guided farm tour on Saturday, Oct. 2.

Eight diverse farms and markets opened their gates and doors for the public to experience local agriculture firsthand. They took this opportunity to meet local farmers, taste farm-fresh food, learn stewardship and farm skills from experts, and explore the fields of local farms.

Farms that participated in this event were:

Many Clermont County Farm Bureau members were able to showcase the products and services that they offer to the public eye and educate them on agriculture. In reflection, Flourish and Roam farm owners Josh and Sarah Ison said, “We were blown away by the number of people who came down the driveway today wanting to connect with a farmer and ask genuine questions. It lights a fire in our souls and fuels our passion for connecting with people while raising regeneratively raised meats.” 

Overall, it was a great day to throw on your favorite fall outfit, pull up your boots, pack a cooler and the camera! This was an adventure that is sure to be looked back on with fond memories.

I'm eternally grateful for the support Ohio Farm Bureau scholarships provided in helping me turn my dreams into reality.
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Bethany Starlin

Hocking County Farm Bureau

Available scholarships
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
With not growing up on a farm, I’d say I was a late bloomer to agriculture. I feel so fortunate that I found the agriculture industry. There are so many opportunities for growth.
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Jenna Gregorich

Coshocton 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.
Mandy Way's avatar
Mandy Way

Way Farms

Business Solutions
Farm Bureau involvement has taught me how to grow my professional and leadership experience outside of the workforce and how to do that in a community-centric way.
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Jaclyn De Candio

Clark County Farm Bureau

Young Ag Professionals program
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
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

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