Leah Shuttleworth

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We welcome Leah Shuttleworth as our first Ag intern this summer. She is currently studying Agronomy and Equine Business Management at Wilmington College. Leah lives in Bremen with her parents Mary and Keith Shuttleworth. She also has two siblings Zach and Lindsay. She has always been interested in the agriculture.  While in high school at […]

Sowing the seeds of success…….one day at a time

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Originally written and published in Spring 2015 Money Matters Magazine Teaching or farming?  Mark Ruff had a choice to make.  He studied to be a teacher in college, graduated, and jumped into his own classroom.  But he just couldn’t ignore an itch to leave the hustle and bustle inside for the land and soil outside. […]

Congrats Kaitlynn

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Kaitlynn Sandstrom of Williamsport is the most recent recipient of the Ruff Farms Scholarship. Kaitlynn is an active 4-H member and citizen within her community.  She has been involved with numerous community service activities including working community kitchens and food pantries, as well as United Way.  Kaitlynn excelled in academics at Westfall with a gpa […]

Meet Steven

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Steven Dearth is our featured employee in this edition of “News and Notes”.  Steven has been a part of the full-time staff at Ruff Farms since October, 2013.  Prior to that, he worked part-time here on the farm and full-time as the Maintenance Supervisor for the Pickaway County Metropolitan Housing Authority.  Steven is a farm […]

Brief Notes from the Landowner Information Meeting

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Below are some highlights of the conversation led by Melissa Betz, Pickaway County Auditor, and excerpts of a handout from The Ohio State University, Larry Gearhardt, Field Specialist in Taxation.  CAUV was established by Constitutional Amendment in Ohio in 1972 The 1972 law allowed qualified agricultural land to be appraised at a value determined by: […]