Farm tour deemed great success


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Some of the more than 150 who took part are pictured during the third annual Highland County Farm Tour.


The third annual Highland County Farm Tour took place on Sept. 17. It was the product of the joint effort between Highland County Farm Bureau and the Highland Soil and Water Conservation District. Over 150 people attended the event.

The tour featured beautiful, diverse farms and provided beneficial information on local sustainable agriculture. The tour consisted of stops at the following locations: Carr Farms, featuring seed treatment; Nathon and Brooke Montgomery’s solar panels; Nave Farms for their tobacco operation; and Carraher Farms grain facility. In addition to learning about these unique farms, participants also learned about the Ohio Century Farm program and watched a demonstration by the Highland County Grain Bin Rescue Team.

During the tour U.S. Representative Brad Wenstrup and State Representative Cliff Rosenberger were presented with the Friend of Agriculture Award from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

The Highland County Farm Bureau and Highland Soil and Water Conservation District would like to thank Reed’s Trailer Sales for supplying the trailers, Tom Pitzer Trucking for donating the funds to rent the tables and chairs, and Kroger of Hillsboro for donating bottled water to help ensure the event was a great success.

Anyone that was unable to attend this year’s event, but would like to be informed of future events, can call 937-393-1922 ext. 3 or 1-888-378-2212 to be added to the mailing list.

Submitted by Pam Bushelman, Highland SWCD district operations manager.

Some of the more than 150 who took part are pictured during the third annual Highland County Farm Tour.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Farm-Tour-pic.jpgSome of the more than 150 who took part are pictured during the third annual Highland County Farm Tour.

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