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Prison-produced pickings shared

Logan County residents reaped the benefits Thursday of the labor provided by inmates at the Marion Correctional Institution. United Christian Services in Lakeview received some 2,000 pounds of produce grown there through a prison program as a result of volunteer Miriam Shellenbarger’s relationship as a prison ministry mentor with local inmates at the facility.

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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Farm Operations include 19,000 acres of ground owned or used through partnership at ten prison locations and two Ohio Penal Industries shops, including Marion Correctional Institution’s 995 acres of farm land with a dairy herd consisting of 100 cows and a Holstein steer feedlot. Farm Operations include dairy, finished  beef and feeder cattle, corn, soybean, wheat, oats, rye, sorghum, hay and garden row crops  The Farm Operations produce raw milk and  cattle for the Ohio Penal Industries to process for use in the DRC Food Service operation. OPI farms also have  a partnership with the Ohio Association of Food banks to help feed Ohio’s Hungry. In 2012, DRC farms supplied 192,056 pounds of produce valued at nearly $100,000. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Farm Operations include 19,000 acres of ground owned or used through partnership at ten prison locations and two Ohio Penal Industries shops, including Marion Correctional Institution’s 995 acres of farm land with a dairy herd consisting of 100 cows and a Holstein steer feedlot.

Farm Operations include dairy, finished  beef and feeder cattle, corn, soybean, wheat, oats, rye, sorghum, hay and garden row crops.

The Farm Operations produce raw milk and  cattle for the Ohio Penal Industries to process for use in the DRC Food Service operation. OPI farms also have  a partnership with the Ohio Association of Food banks to help feed Ohio’s Hungry. In 2012, DRC farms supplied 192,056 pounds of produce valued at nearly $100,000.

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