Ohio Top Farmers Ag Tour for Northwest Ohio Aug. 17, 18, 19

We have put together 3 days packed with a variety of places to visit.  Please select which stops you would like to visit, so we can accommodate you.  A few of the stops want to provide refreshments.  You must RSVP to John Dixon at jbnixon01@embarqmail.com or mail to John Nixon, 15328 Wrestle Creek Road, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 45896 or by cell at 419-236-2516 on or before August 7th. Please don’t forget to include your guests.

8-17                 9:00 a.m.         Koenig Equip Shared Resource Center, 15213 St. Rt. 274, Botkins Succession Plans in Agriculture

8-17                 10:30 a.m.       Wildman Spice Barn, 29956 US 33 (New Hampshire) been in business since 1895

8-17                 11:00 a.m.       Tim Manchester, 29249 St. Rt. 385, Lakeview – Round Barn tour and Seed conditioning
plus farming 3800 acres

8-17                 11:00 a.m.       Martha’s open house for ladies plus mother’s doll houses

8-17                 12:00 p.m.       Lunch at Tim’s – BBQ chicken, potato salad, green beans, pop & coffee

8-17                 1:30 p.m.         VanDeurzen Dairy, 2500 Co. Rd. 110, Alger – Milking 4700 cows and going to 6995 head

8-17                 2:00 p.m.         Rohrs Farms, 804 Courtright St., McGuffey – They grow corn, soybeans and processing                                   supply silage for neighboring dairy farmer and info on wind farms in the area

8-17                 3:00 p.m.         Brian & Mark Watkins, 9800 Co. Rd. 197, Kenton – farming 6500 acres plus finish 70,000 hogs per   year

8-17                 4:00 p.m.         Findlay College Equestrian Center, 14700 US 68, Findlay – featuring western-style

riding classes

8-17                 5:30 p.m.         Findlay Inn, 200 E. Main Street, Findlay – 419-422-5682/800-825-1455 – rooms are in

Ohio Top Farmers block – $79.00

8-17                 6:30 p.m.         Banquet  – Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu dinner

8-17                 7:30 p.m.         Speaker Don Mennel, President, Mennel Milling – Topic:  Future of Wheat in Eastern

Corn Belt

8-18                 8:00 a.m.         Mennel Milling, 320 Findlay, Fostoria

8-18                 9:30 a.m.         Bruce Bishop, 3475 Co. Rd. 139, McComb – Winner of Farm Journal’s “I Built the Best Contest”

8-18                 12:00 p.m.       Lunch at NW Agri Research Center, 4220 Range Line Rd, Custer – cook-out at the center

8-18                 1:00 p.m.         Tour NW Agri Research Station Plots

8-18                 2:30 p.m.         Mark Drewes, 20150 Deshler Road, Custer – Farming 6500 acres corn, soybean, wheat for Mennel and

supplies a local dairy with corn silage and hay

8-18                 3:30 p.m.         Graminex, 300 Centre Rd., Deshler – exclusive grower and manufacturer of Flower Pollen    Extract

8-18                 4:30 p.m.         Brad Haas, 14109 Weston Road, Weston – Farming 2650 acres fresh market green beans,    popcorn seed wheat for Pioneer and commercial corn

8-18                 6:00 p.m.         Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg – 419-873-0700 – Ohio Top Farmers block

$119.63

8-18                 7:00 p.m.         Banquet – Roast Pork Loin Dinner

8-18                 8:00 p.m.         Speaker – Joe Needham VP/GM Grain Division, Andersons – Topic:  current thoughts

8-19                 8:00 a.m.         Andersons Tour at Edwin Facility, 125 Edwin Dr., Toldeo

8-19                 9:45 a.m.         Rob Rettig, K450 Rd. 14, Napoleon – Farming 3500 acres of popcorn, fresh market snap beans,

Identity preserved wheat and soybeans and commercial corn

8-19                 12:00 p.m.       Lunch at Trinity Friends Church, Family Life Center, VanWert – full lunch buffet

8-19                 1:00 p.m.         Wellman Seed, 701 Monroe St., VanWert – cleans and processes Tofu (food grade) soybeans to ship to

Japan

8-19                 2:30 p.m.         Robert P. MONE Power Station – a peaking power plant that just operates during peak demand

8-19                 3:30 p.m.         C.W. Harting Farm, 6630 Payne Rd., Convoy, OH – family farming 3000 acres growing commercial                                                    corn, Tofu and lo Lin soybeans and provides silage for local dairy farmer plus finish 10,000 hogs per                                                        year

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