August 11, 2020 - 2:12pm -- rowe.316@osu.edu

The last 16 years has not been easy for Tobacco production in Southern Ohio. Many producers have decided to put the knife and spear in the toolbox for good, many rails have been used for firewood and most of the sticks are being made into barn stars. But there are still a few producers keeping the tradition of raising Burley Tobacco on the farm. Once called the mortgage lifter for many farms has now become a thing of the past and just stories of the old days. 2020 has presented an opportunity for tobacco growers in the County, raising Broadleaf Cigar wrapper tobacco. Look at the size of that Leaf!!!