Agriculture, Forestry and Hunting Sector Summary
The industry Agriculture, Forestry and Hunting in Wayne County, Ohio is well known for its strong emphasis on agriculture. According to the 1948 Wooster City Directory, the county ranked first among Ohio’s 88 counties in many areas of agriculture, including dairy cattle and milk production, potato acreage and production, poultry and egg production, and value of all livestock produced.
The Wayne County Fairgrounds is home to the Wayne County Fair which opens for a week each September. The fair has showcased local agricultural products for over 170 years.
Ramseyer Farms, a fifth-generation family farm located northeast of Wooster on SR 585, has been well known over the entire Eastern and Central parts of the United States for years and still operates a highly successful agricultural and agritourism business today.
Smith Dairy Products Company began operations in 1908 and continues to grow and operate a successful business in Orrville, Ohio.