Ohio Memory has published a new post, “Life on the Farm”
If you go back far enough in your family tree – for some of us, that’s a mere generation or two – you’ll most likely find a farmer. For hundreds of years, farming was the most common way to support oneself and one’s family. Today, however, farming is in decline across the United States. Nowhere is this truer than in Ohio where, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, ¼ of our farmland disappeared between 1950 and 2000. This represents a greater rate of loss than in any other state in the country and is a real cause for concern. […]
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Life on the Farm
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