Area residents can take a bus tour of several agricultural sites in Hardin County on Aug. 20.
Tickets for the tour, sponsored by Findlay-Hancock County Chamber Agri-Business Committee, are $20 and include lunch. Proceeds benefit the Agri-Business Scholarship Fund.
The tour’s first stop will be Natural Choice Dairy Farm, which has 4,000 dairy cows.
The second stop will be Lean Value Sires, a family operation of livestock breeders established in 1992. Its boar stud operation serves the show pig industry. The tour will include a selection of championship boars.
The third stop on the tour will be Ravenhurst Champagne Cellars, winemakers dedicated to traditional methods of champenoise champagne and hand-crafted wines made from estate-grown vinifera grapes. The owners will share why they picked their particular location in regard to the climate and conditions. Wine tasting will be available for an additional fee.
The final stop on the tour will be the Kurt Family Farm. The farm is 470 acres of corn and soybeans. The family has committed 168 acres to the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network, which is designed to showcase new conservation practices to improve Great Lakes water quality.
For more information, call the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber at 419-422-3313, or email firstname.lastname@example.org