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CORTLAND, Ohio - Three Ohio Farms were recognized Tuesday night at the Trumbull County Fair for reaching their bicentennial.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture honored three local families who have maintained their farms for more than 200 years.

The Caldwell Family's farm dates back to 1805; the Keir Family's to 1812, and the Lillie Family's to 1811.

David Daniels, the Director of Agriculture for the state of Ohio explained what the bicentennial farm awards represent.

"These are awards that we give to farm families that have been under continuous operation under the same family for 200 years or more. It's just a fantastic way to recognize those businesses that have been in business for 200 years in the state of Ohio," says Daniels. 

All three of the family farms are about as old as the state of Ohio.


 

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