United Way offering a chance to experience agriculture


For a $25 donation, you’ll be able to spend up to an hour with a native farmer as they harvest their crops.

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ohio — It’s the busiest time of yr for space farmers, but they’re inviting you to take a trip with them as they harvest their crops.

John Motter, a lifelong farmer, can be a board member for the United Way of Hancock County. He needed to assist the United Way join folks with different space farmers to higher perceive what goes in to making a residing off of agriculture.

John says it’s essential to present folks how this very important job is completed, particularly with a lot trendy know-how now concerned.

“To them, the farm has not changed even though everything in their own lives has changed. So, the whole concept is to allow people to come out, ride in the combine with us, have a conversation, and let’s talk about what we do and why we do it,” Motter stated.

Happening now by way of mid-October, the United Way and Hancock County Farm Bureau are offering “Ride with a Farmer.”

Participants get to spend up to an hour inside a mix and see firsthand what goes into harvesting crops and getting them shipped off.

“They can talk about technical things about the farm. They can talk about machinery and the advancements there. They can talk about what they’re expectation is when you encounter them on the road. They can talk to you about their family life,” Motter stated.

To take a trip, you merely make an internet $25 donation to the United Way.

Riders should be 18 years or older.

“The Farm Bureau will match that $25, and that money will go toward the Halt Hunger Initiative here in Hancock County,” stated Motter.

You can register to get your trip with a farmer on-line on the United Way of Hancock County’s web site. The hyperlink is above.

The rides run by way of October 18.