2020 Farm Tour September 19, 2020
The Hancock Soil & Water Conservation District is holding the seventh meeting of the 2020 Farm Tour Committee on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 7:30 am at the Hancock Agricultural Service Center. If you are interested in being part of the 2020 Farm Tour committee please plan to attend the committee meeting or call the Hancock SWCD office at 419-422-6569.
Farm Tour Stops
1. Stateler Family Farms
Stateler Family Farms is a 5th & 6th generation farm located in McComb The farm consists of 900 acres owned and rented ground for raising corn, beans, and wheat. Throughout their history they have raised livestock and that continues today. They are a contract grower of pigs for Hord Family Farms, Bucyrus and have 7,200 pigs at this location. Duane and Anthony are also one of the three Blanchard River Demonstration Farms on Water Quality.
2. Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Litzenberg Memorial Woods contains 227.7 acres on the north side and south side of U.S. Route 224 West. Land is characterized by rolling countryside, wooded ravines, and a grand expanse of wetlands, prairie, and sky. It blends the area’s rich agricultural heritage with conservation and wildlife, education and history, hiking and exploration, picnicking and play, and social gatherings and special events to create a unique destination. On this farm stop the Mckinnis House and workshop will be open for tours. There will be hands-on demonstrations throughout the day as well as self-guided hikes and wetlands.
3. Cobb Sheep Farms
Cobb Sheep Farm is a Family farm that consists of 100 brood ewes purebred and registered Cheviot, Colombians, Shropshire, and a small flock of commercial crossbreeds. We also grow corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa hay. On this farm stop you will see different demonstrations that will show you how a sheep farm operates and the may things you can do with wool.
4. Legacy Farmers Cooperative – McComb Agronomy
Legacy Farmer Cooperative is a locally owned farmer Co-Op located in Findlay, Ohio. They service Hancock, Wood, Wyandot, Henry, Putnam, and Seneca Counties. They offer sevices in agronomy, grain, petroleum and lawn and pet.
5. Mark & Heather Bryan
Mark and Heather Bryan live on a grain and livestock farm with their four children, Tristan, Tanner, Traci, and Caroline. They raise corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa, oats, cattle, dairy goats, horses, chickens, and dogs. Stop by and groom some livestock or enjoy a treat!
6. 119 Land and Cattle
Located northwest of McComb, this family owned operation raises 300 head of Black and Red Angus cattle. the cattle are grain finished and raised natural-produced with no antibiotics, in contract with Meyer Natural Foods, who supplies beef to restaurants like Chipotle. In addition to the cattle they raise for beef, they also have a small cow-calf operation bred and raised to add to their herd.