CANTON, Ohio – Ed and Gale Luther of Richfield Township, Ohio, have been honored with the Distinguished Service award by the Summit County Farm Bureau.
The annual award is the highest honor to a farmer who has made outstanding contributions to the community and to the agricultural industry.
About the farm. Ed and Gale, in conjunction with Ed’s brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Diane Luther, raise beef cattle, grain crops and sweet corn on the family farm, established in 1900. They also manage the Luther Farm Market on Alger Road in Richfield Township.
Besides produce, beef and pastries, the market features hayrides, pumpkins, educational field trips and other fall activities for schools, families and groups.
History. Ed began working on the farm after graduating in 1979 from Revere High School. Gale has an associate degree in food services from Kent State University and is food services director for Buckeye Local Schools.
They were married in 1988 and are involved in 4-H, sports and other community activities along with sons Edward, Andy, Brian and Cody.
A 23-year member of the county Farm Bureau, Ed was its president for two years and a board trustee.
Winners of the Distinguished Service award, established in 1992, are chosen by past recipients.
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