A G R I C •UHancock L T U R E County Findlay According to the 2012 census of Agriculture, there are 831 farms in Hancock County and the average size of a farm is 277 acres. Agriculture serves as an important building block for the people in communities throughout the county. The Hancock County fair takes place over Labor Day weekend each year. It’s the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work by our county 4-H and FFA junior fair participants. In addition, there are opportunities for people to enter many open class projects. The fairgrounds continues to make improvements to their buildings, including the addition of the Legacy Building and plans for three additional buildings to be built over the next several years. Each year, the Hancock Soil and Water Conservation district sponsors the Hancock County farm tour. The tour provides an opportunity for people to learn about different farming operations around the county. Our county is home to Legacy Farmers Cooperative, which features 11 grain facilities, five agronomy locations and Legacy Lawn & Pet. It also operates a propane delivery service and two petroleum cardtrol locations.
To show our appreciation for our farmers and those who work in the agriculture field, each year we hold the Farmer’s Share Breakfast. This is an opportunity to celebrate agriculture’s contributions to our economy. We elect new members to the Hancock County Agriculture Hall of Fame, which recognizes and honors outstanding contributions to agriculture by people in Hancock County. n
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