Five of Clark County’s Bicentennial Farms will be available to tour as part of the Bicentennial Farm Tour Saturday August 25. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF

Clark County Bicentennial Farms open for tours

Public tours will be available at some of the counties 200-year-old farms today as part of Clark County’s Bicentennial celebration.

The Bicentennial Farms Tour will take place from 1 to 6 p.m.

It will be held “rain or shine,” said Michael Cooper, public information officer for Clark County. The tour is free.

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“It’s a great way to celebrate our county’s agricultural history,” Cooper said. “There’s a lot to see at these farms.”

Farm owners will be present during the tour to answer questions about their property’s history, according to the county.

“Their owners are very proud of them and they want to talk about what they’ve been through,” Cooper said.

Clark County has received more awards for farmland preservation than any other county in the state, according to a press release from the county.

Clark County has 39 Century Farms, the highest number of any county in Ohio, the release said.

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“We’ve had a very rich (agricultural) history here and we want people to understand how important that is to our county.”