Thank you to Learning 4 Life Farm for being a 2022 Sponsor of Licking County Farm Bureau!

Learning 4 Life Farm was founded in 2019 as a 501 c3 nonprofit organization to help make a difference in the lives of young adults and teens on the autism spectrum. This program allows the participants to learn transition life skills, job skills, care for alpacas, tend to gardens, and beekeeping. They also offer a job placement program to students to help get them working in the community. 

The hands-on training that is provided in both the gardening and the beekeeping program has had such a positive impact on the students. The bee program allows the students to work with Beekeeper Bob and help with important tasks. These tasks include using the smoker to keep the bees calm, feeding the bees, extracting the honey, and more. In the gardens, the students get to learn job and life skills, science education, and informal horticultural therapy. The gardens include a variety of herbs, vegetables, and flowers. There is also a rain garden that features native Ohio plants. The students enjoy both of these programs and have found them very beneficial. 

To learn more about being a Licking County Farm Bureau Sponsor in 2023, contact [email protected].

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

Farm Labor Resources
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Ernie Welch

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Matt Aultman

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Jaclyn De Candio

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Jenna Gregorich

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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

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Austin Heil

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Mary Smallsreed

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