Portage County Farm City Tour, Sept. 22

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RAVENNA, Ohio – The 11th Portage County Farm City Tour will be Sept. 22 and center around farms in the Hiram, Ohio, area.

The tours will be noon to 4 p.m. and are sponsored by OSU Extension, Portage County Soil and Water Conservation District and Portage County Farm Bureau.

Ryder-Groselle Dairy has been in the same family for more than 150 years. Jack Groselle and his family submitted their farm for the first round of applicants to the Clean Ohio Fund Farmland Preservation program.

The farm ranked second in the state out of 460 applicants.

PineBrook Farm will be another stop on the tour. DC Campbell operates a farm where some of the area’s fastest horses can get away for rest and relaxation. Horses go to Campbell’s farm for rejuvenation after being at Thistledown and Mountaineer Park.

Here, the horses can swim and rest in the pasture.

The Portage County 4-H Saddle Horse committee will provide pony rides for children and demonstrations of horsemanship skills. County 4-H clubs will sell refreshments.

Pioneer Trail Orchard has been in the Monroe family for four generations.

This apple and peach orchard is situated on some of the highest land in Ohio, making it ideal for fruit growth.

The orchard has a new sales room, which has allowed the Monroes to increase their selection and create displays.

There will be hayrides, sheep-shearing demonstrations and baby lambs to pet. The Portage County Shepherds 4-H club will provide refreshments.

For more information call 330-296-6432.

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