The Feichters’ lease had called for a 160-acre pooling unit when they signed it in 2006.
Couldn’t every farmer use 18 50-foot-long fiberglass dome roof panels? Well, yes, except Dave Smith had to erect 10-foot concrete walls to support the 18-ton roof.
Ohio wines have a full-bodied history, ripe with civil war, Prohibition, countless frosts and diseases, but there’s never been a time of such growth as there’s been in the past five years.
U.S. Department of Agriculture shows Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York are in the top states for year-round markets.
Heimerl Farms raises livestock and crops, makes own feed and handles trucking.
Take a ride in eastern Ohio and it is evident the landscape is changing. In some areas, driveways for gas well sites are being constructed, well pads are being poured and drilling is commencing, all for the much-touted energy boom.
Doug Woolf has expanded the farm’s crops, and now Morning Dew Orchards produces 33 varieties of apples, many of which commercial orchards don’t grow anymore.
A Pennsylvania teen is starting his own beef enterprise, and has locked in a 10-year market at nearby Grove City College through Bon Appetit’s Farm to Fork program.
Almost neighbors, two Ohio goat producers are capitalizing on a strong market and an animal that is practical to raise.
Three generations agree: Robotic milkers were a great addition to their western Pennsylvania dairy farm.