Created on Sunday, 15 September 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
The Top of Ohio Ag Tour is slated for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, featuring several farms in the southwest quadrant of Logan County.
The stops include:
• Logan County Electric Cooperative, new office facility and headquarters at 1587 N. County Road 32; corporate sponsors for tour; cooperative provides electric energy to more than 4,800 homes and businesses in Logan, Hardin and Shelby counties; established in 1936 to bring electricity to rural areas; samples of locally grown food from the Logan County Farmers Market.
• Re-Al Winner Farms on west State Route 47, featuring 200 cows that are milked with a robotic milking system. Milking parlor tours and ice cream samples will be offered.
• Yeasel Farms on the banks of the Muchinippi Creek, owned by Monte and Dawn Heppard, featuring a 1,300 acre grain operation, a 110-acre wetland, 50 brood cows and 60 head of market beef, including the Belted Galloway. A petting zoo for children will be located at this tour stop, along with antique farm equipment from the Logan County Antique Tractor Association.
• Bunker Hill Farm owned by Bill, Susan and Joe Shultz, County Road 21, DeGraff, featuring 100 purebred ewes, sheep and wool fiber display, a sheep shearing display and pasture and woods walking tour. In 2005, the farm enrolled 80 acres of the property into the Federal Wetland Reserve program. Since then, they have planted nearly 15,000 hardwood trees to address long-term environmental concerns and to provide timber for future generations.