“Ride With A Farmer” in Hancock County

The Hancock County Farm Bureau and the Hancock County United Way invite community members to learn more about agriculture and its impact in Hancock County by registering for Ride with a farmer.

Local farmers will take participants on a tour with them during harvest by October 18.

United Way’s Heather Heilman says riders will learn first-hand about general farming practices, seasonal preparations, harvesting and what happens after harvest.

The trips will last from 30 minutes to an hour.

A driving fee of $ 25 will be matched by the Hancock County Agricultural Office and donated to the Hancock County United Way’s Halt Hunger initiative.

Participants aged 18 and over can complete an application at http://liveunitedhancockcounty.org/form/ride-with-a-farmer-sign-up .

Once the application and the $ 25 fee is submitted, the Hancock County Farm Bureau will connect you with a local farmer.

Because the farmer must bypass the weather conditions, he will contact you directly to determine the best day, time and location for the trip.

For more information, contact Haley Reese, Organizing Director for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation at 419-447-3091 or by email. [email protected] or Heather Heilman, Hancock County United Way Resource Development Manager, at 419-423-1432 or by email at [email protected]

Matt Demczyk (WFIN)