The July Leadership Owen County program was agriculture and, as the program dictates, we spent the day “down on the farm.”
The day began sampling breakfast fare made by the employees of the Owen County Coop. Extension office with locally-grown produce. This was followed by the review of present and past agricultural statistics. Several of the most notable were that in 1909, there were 2,700 farms in the county with an average acreage of 75 whereas today there are 850 farms but with an average acreage of 190.