Changing with the times: Ohio farmer sees benefits of stewardship in 50-year career

Oct 01, 2020


Changing with the times
NEW WATERFORD, Ohio — A shelf containing Myron Wehr’s milk bottle collection sits near his desk in his office at his farm in New Waterford, Ohio. His desk is surrounded by filing cabinets, binders labeled with sticky notes and newspapers.

Though his office is filled with paper and physical mementos of the past, Wehr isn’t afraid of technology — or the future. He holds up his cell phone and explains how it lets him keep track of the 1,600 acres that he farms across five counties in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

“To me, it’s unreal,” he said. “I’ve got every field on here.”

Technology isn’t just a constantly evolving language that’s hard to stay fluent in, to him. It’s a tool.

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