Visit four farms at Stark Co. tour Sept. 28

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CANTON, Ohio – The 14th annual free Stark County drive-it-yourself farm tour will be Sept. 28 from noon to 5 p.m.

The four stops include Clardale Farms, Foxfield Equestrian Center, Rohr Farm and Miday’s Nursery. Bathrooms and handicapped parking are available at all stops.

Clardale Farms. Clardale Farms, owned by the Dale and Clara Rohr family, is located at 10794 Strausser St. N.W., Canal Fulton, Ohio, 330-854-4004. The farm is a fourth-generation dairy farm, with three generations involved in today’s operation.

Three of the couple’s 10 children, Bruce, Dennis and Tim Rohr, and one grandchild, Frank Burkett III, manage and provide the majority of labor.

Three hundred Holsteins are milked three times a day Approximately 2,600 gallons of milk are produced daily, and close to 400 calves are born each year.

Lifeflight demonstrations will be subject to availability.

Rohr Farm. Tom Rohr and Sons Farm is located at 15350 Arcadia St. N.W., Canal Fulton, Ohio, 330-854-3828.

Rohr and his four sons farm 1,600 acres at their grain farm.

With the help of the Soil and Water Conservation District, they installed several miles of waterways and several miles of underground drainage. They also no-till and minimum-till their crops.

Corn-grinding and corn-shelling demonstrations will be put on by the Stark Antique Power Association.

E questrian center. Foxfield Equestrian Center is located at 5313 Erie Ave. N.W., Canal Fulton, Ohio, and is owned by William and Lois Henson. The phone number is 330-854-5346.

The center cares for approximately 32 horses daily and is for riding instruction, training and boarding.

The educational center is for horse shows, dressage shows, clinics, field trails and camps. Although the center opened May 2002, the farm has also been home to a dairy operation and a horse family farm.

Miday’s Nursery. Miday’s Nursery is located at 8361 Portage St. N.W., Massillon, Ohio, 330-832-7080.

In 1950, Lee Miday began planting hundreds of evergreens as windbreaks around his house and yard on his 80-acre farm. He planted the extras in his garden area.

Realizing the potential for future sales, he planted more varieties of landscape shrubs, plants and trees.

In 1979, his son Mark and daughter-in-law Karen decided to expand the nursery into a full-time business.

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