Friday, August 10, 2012

TLT Farm Tour - Aug. 19

Ever wondered what's inside those gigantic metal cylinders dotting the countryside? Are you curious about how farmers decide what to grow, when to plant, and when to sell? What exactly is a replacement dairy heifer? Like many things, modern farming is a mystery to most of us. But thanks to Tecumseh Land Trust and two fantastic farmers, it doesn't have to be.

On Sunday, August 19th at 2pm Tecumseh Land Trust will host a tour of two modern farming operations - one grows corn and soybeans and the other raises dairy cattle. The farmers, Jim Clem and Jim Timmons, will provide a tour of their farm, talk about their operation, and answer questions you might have about what it takes to have an agricultural operation. The tour will start at 4835 Springfield-Xenia Rd. (also known as US 68), north of Young's, and south of Collier Road.

The Tecumseh Land Trust is a local nonprofit organization that has preserved nearly 22,000 acres of agricultural and natural land in Clark and Greene Counties over the last two decades. The land trust also works to educate the public about land preservation options and the ways in which they can directly purchase food from local farmers. Direct sales of fresh food, or of value added products made from local crops, increase farm income and stimulate the local economy.

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