One of the standout experiences of the annual NACTA meeting is always the lineup of local agricultural tours. This year we are excited to offer attendees five options sure to enrich, educate and illuminate on the local research, machinery, meat production and business that are the life force of the agricultural industry in the area. Each of these excursions will be offered on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 22.

#NACTA22 Meeting Info

2022 Tours Lineup

Mechanics and Mingle*
Participants will tour local agricultural equipment manufacturers to see the production of specialty machinery for small farmers and Amish farmers. The final stop of the tour will include Minglewood Distilling Company. The distillery is a historic coal and icehouse that was refurbished into a home for the production and tasting of craft spirits made with local ingredients.

Nature Lovers Retreat*
Participants will travel to Cuyahoga Valley National Park (approximately 1 hour) to explore the great outdoors. Educators will highlight the natural landscapes around the park, discuss the Cuyahoga River Restoration Project, and guide participants in exploring the park’s resources.

Brutus’ Backyard
Participants will explore the facilities and resources on the campus of Ohio State’s Agricultural Technical Institute. This tour will take participants into the state-of-the-art research and teaching spaces of both Ohio State and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).

Humble Beginnings
Participants will explore local agricultural businesses that started from small, humble roots and have grown into nationally known companies. Walnut Creek Foods and Lehman’s Hardware are both local businesses that have been recognized for their quality products, customer service, and continued growth within their respective industries. The tour will also take you through the heart of Amish Country, where you will also be able to observe some of our local Amish community and learn more about their agricultural practices and heritage. 

Behind the Scenes of CAB*
Participants will tour the headquarters of Certified Angus Beef, a subsidiary of the American Angus Association. Guests will learn about the brand and the culinary and meat science used to discover new recipes and retail cuts that customers enjoy worldwide!

*Spots are limited

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