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Canfield Farm Recognized For 200 Years of Service

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CANFIELD, Ohio - Thursday marked the official grand opening of the Canfield fair.

During the grand opening, state officials honored one local family who they say happen to be an important part of Ohio's history and its economy.

The Raccoon Road farm looks like a picture postcard image of the perfect Ohio farm, and it's located not far from the Canfield fairgrounds.

The owners of the farm were recognized at the fair for being one of just a few bicentennial farmers in the Buckeye state, meaning the same family has farmed the same property over generations for at least 200 years.

Wayne Anderson's family began farming here in 1809.

"The family farms over the years are disappearing at a rapid rate large operations are taking them over. The tradition of having a family farm is important I feel obligated by my ancestors to continue the farm and make improvements," says Anderson.

In it's earlier years the farm raised cattle. Then in 1994, Wayne decided to move to just growing corn and soybean.

But it was out of necessity since at that time his parents were too old and he had to take care of the entire farm himself.

And since he doesn't have children of his own and can't pass the farm down to family, he plans to find a way to keep it just as it as.

He's looking a land bank or a farmland preservation program. 

"I'll probably be looking into that. The state will pay you so much an acre for the development rights. I want to make sure this farm doesn't become any kind of development it will be maintained for agriculture use for farming of some type," says Anderson.

Farms like this one help our economy and more importantly puts things on our dinner tables.

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