ORWELL, Ohio — A key part of Magyar Farms in Ashtabula County is making changes, and those changes are why the farm is still productive today — 102 years later.
Jeff Magyar and his family milked cows until 2007, when they made the switch to focus only on growing grain. The farm had been leaning toward grain in the years leading up to the transition, and following the death of Jeff’s father, Robert, in 2008, the Magyars became a full-time grain operation.
Today, the family farms about 3,000 of their own acres and rents an additional 550-600 acres in Ashtabula and Trumbull counties. The Magyars grow corn, and food-grade soybeans that are marketed to Japan.