The “Ride With A Farmer” program returns this fall

The United Way of Hancock County and the Hancock County Farm Bureau are inviting community members again this fall to learn more about farming and its impact in Hancock County by participating in the Ride with a Farmer program.

Local farmers will take participants for a ride with them as they harvest between September 13 and October 18.

United Way CEO Angela DeBoskey says riders will learn firsthand about general farming practices, seasonal preparations, harvesting and what happens after harvesting.

The walks will last from 30 minutes to an hour.

A $25 riding fee will be matched by the Hancock County Agricultural Bureau and donated to the United Way of Hancock County’s Halt Hunger initiative.

Runners must be at least 18 years old and can complete a registration form by clicking here.

Once the application and $25 fee is submitted, the Hancock County Farm Bureau will connect runners with a local farmer.

Because the farmer has to work based on the weather conditions, he will contact the riders directly to determine the best day, time and location for the ride.

For more information, contact Kirsten Amerling at the Hancock County Farm Bureau at 419-266-4487; or Brenna Griteman at United Way of Hancock County at 419-423-1432.