|By SUSAN MYKRANTZ
JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — The 2006 Ashland County Drive-It-Yourself Farm Tour offers a look at a variety of the county’s agricultural enterprises.
Sponsored by the Ashland County Farm Bureau, the tour is Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 31 from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Stop one is the Ohio Trophy Whitetail Deer Farm, operated by James Hopkins, located at 2017 County Road 175 in Jeromesville. From there, the tour heads to the Mohican Dry Dam, on County Road 175.
The next stop is the Styx Ridge Beef Farm, owned and operated by John and Barb Swingle, located at 143 County Road 2400 in Lakeville. This is also a food stop.
Tea Hill Organic Farm, operated by the Raubenault families, located on Township Road 2450 in Loudonville, is the next stop.
From there, the tour heads to Mohican Morgan Horse Farm, operated by Phil and Holly Linden, located at 341 County Road 2575 near Loudonville. Richardson’s Greenhouse and Landscaping at 8471 Township Road 459 near Loudonville.
The next stop is the Pine Run Grist Mill located on State Route 3, Loudonville; followed by Rolling B Ranch and a look at the llamas, owned by Dave and Betty Bookman at 636 County Road 3374, Loudonville.
From there the tour heads to the Fire Tour at Mohican State Park, followed by a stop at Rooks Brothers Dairy at 3125 Township Road 1099, Perrysville. This is also a food stop. The final stop on the tour is Aberdeen Alpacas owned by Rob and Kate Wilkins and Robert and Pat Young at 645 Township Road 2104, Loudonville.
This farm news was published in the Sept. 27, 2006 issue of Farm World, serving Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee.