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Farmers share knowledge at fourth grade ag day

| September 15, 2016

COSHOCTON – If Dean Wyler had his life to live over again he’d still be a dairy farmer.

“It’s a commitment to milk twice a day, but I love it,” he said.

Wyler was one of several volunteers who shared his knowledge about farming at the Coshocton County Farm Bureau Fourth Grade Ag Day.

“I’m going to be 88 and I started milking when I was 6-years-old,” Wyler said. “I still go out every morning to the barn to sit in my chair and do jobs I can sit and do. I’m not ready to give up yet. I’m going to stay as long as I can. I love those old cows.”

Helping him at the dairy station, which was one of 13 the students visited, was Maureen Pritchard who has worked with cows for 65 years.

“I enjoy kids and like the dairy business,” she said. “This is an experience for them to learn what it’s like to be out in the country and on a farm.”

Coshocton County Farm Bureau President Jesse Whinnery said they host the day as a way to spread agriculture education to area youth and teach them about where their food comes from.

“We are happy with all the volunteers we get for this,” he said.

In addition to community volunteers, they also had help from high school students who belong to the local FFA chapters.

“Hopefully seeing them helping and teaching will spark interest in the younger students,” Whinnery said.


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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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