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VALU class spends day with agriculture

May 16, 2014

Young hogs are seen Thursday at Leffel Farms in St. Marys. (Staff photo/Brittany Powell)

After touring a few of the leading livestock farms in Auglaize County, the Visioning Auglaize Leadership and Unity (VALU) class heard from experts in agriculture and what their field means to the county.

“Agriculture is a very important part of Auglaize County,” Beth Miller, Agriculture agent at the Auglaize OSU Extension Office, said after testing VALU students’ knowledge of current farming statistics.

Corn, soybeans and dairy are the three major agriculture income sources in Auglaize County, students learned through a written test. Agriculture produce generates $118 million in Auglaize County every year.

“We are still a heavily agriculture community, obviously, but we do lose a lot of our  farming ground to development,” Miller said, noting how economic development is beneficial to the community, but it does affect farm land.

For the full story, see the Friday, May 16 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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