Holmes Family Farm Field Days draws thousands – Wooster Daily Record | WHs Answers

BALTIC – Last weekend my wife, Jean, and I were invited to speak at the 18th annual Family Farm Field Days in Holmes County, where we gave a presentation on monarch butterflies.

While we have given this talk many times in schools, churches and other events, this time it was different. Sure, we made it clear that we needed to plant more milkweed and pollinator plants to help the monarch population, but what Jean and I learned from the day we spent at the Paul and Rebecca Nisley family farm was a lot more important.

You see, that day we were the minority. We were just one of a handful of English people in a sea of ​​Amish families enjoying a summer’s day and supporting several worthy causes. And while Jean and I had enough to do to prepare for our conversation, it was easy to see that the topic of the day was awareness in our daily activities, our farming practices, and our recreational pursuits.

As John Lorson, who led a nature walk, reiterated, everything you do in nature has consequences—some good, some bad.

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John Lorson (center) pauses at the edge of the pasture and forest to point out something during his nature walk at Family Farm Field Days in Baltic.

people gather annually on farms; Event attracts thousands of visitors

Family Farm Field Days is an annual Amish event held on an Amish farm in Holmes or surrounding counties (mainly Holmes) for two years running, and then on a new farm for the next two years. By all accounts, Family Farm Field Days Chairman AJ Miller said this year’s event was “an incredible success.”

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