August 2021

Ohioans have long made their living off the land. Over time, it became our state’s number one industry, and today most of Ohio’s 77,000 farms are run by families. Put plainly, Ohio relies on our land and the people who cultivate it.

This month, farmers around Ohio are busy preparing for the harvest, as are small family-owned businesses that support the farm industry. From tractor sales to canning tomatoes, Ohioans have built businesses from the ground up that help feed our nation while supporting their local economies. In fact, the origin of Ohio’s current major food manufacturers can often be traced to small, family endeavors. Tomorrow’s food giants may well be seen in today’s startup companies.

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