Drones in ag part of 4th annual Highland County Farm Tour Sept. 16


Sims Golf Center, Unger Farms featured this year

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The use of new technology in agriculture such as drones will be a topic during the annual Highland County Farm Tour on Sept. 16.


The Highland County Farm Bureau and Soil and Water Conservation District’s 4th Annual Highland County Farm Tour will be held Saturday, Sept. 16.

The start of the tour will begin at 10 a.m. at the Madison Township Community Building, 12646 Centerfield Rd., Greenfield. Parking, registration, and safety procedures and introductions will be covered at that time. Children who are required to ride in car restraints must ride in personal vehicles.

The first stop, also at the Madison Township Community Building, will focus on drone use in Ohio’s agriculture. With the growing use of drones in agriculture, this stop will educate people on how drones can be used toward sustainable agriculture and innovative conservation. This stop will be hosted by speaker John Barker of the Knox County OSU extension office.

The second stop will be at the Sims Family Golf Center, 11801 Hull Rd., Greenfield. The speaker for this event will be Sharon Sims, a certified LPGA teacher. This stop will include a tour of the 16-acre driving range. The learning center features a 4,000 square feet putting area with bunkers on both sides, along with mat and lots of grass hitting.

The third stop will be at Unger Farms; owned by Jason Unger and family, located at 14035 Titus Rd., Greenfield. The speakers for this stop are Dave Brandt and family. Guests will learn about sustainable cover crops and witness a rain simulator demonstration.

The tour concludes back at the Madison Township Community Building at approximately 3 p.m.

Lunch will be provided during the farm tour. Pre registration is required to attend. To register, call the Highland Soil and Water Conservation District at 937-393-1922, ext. 3, by Sept. 11. The farm tour will take place regardless of weather conditions, organizers said.

“The Highland County Farm Bureau and Highland Soil and Water Conservation District are so excited to have you along for the day,” according to a press release announcing the event. “Let’s also help celebrate 75 years of conservation with the SWCD… We look forward to sharing our knowledge of sustainable agriculture, soil conservation, and upcoming technology in the agricultural industry.”

More information can be found at www.ofbf.org/counties/highland or www.highlandswcd.com.

—Information supplied by Highland County Farm Bureau press release.

The use of new technology in agriculture such as drones will be a topic during the annual Highland County Farm Tour on Sept. 16.
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Sims Golf Center, Unger Farms featured this year

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