Ohio plans to restore farm created by famed author

LUCAS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has big plans for a farm created in the 1930s by a Pulitzer-prize winning author and conservationist.

The state's natural resources department will spend up to $500,000 toward restoration efforts over the next year at Malabar Farm State Park Friday in north-central Ohio's Richland County.

The plan is to make Malabar Farm a showcase for conservation agriculture. The makeover will include improvements to the trails, the main house and farm buildings.

Author Louis Bromfield built a 32-room country home and farmed on the land near Mansfield. The state of Ohio took over Malabar Farm in the early 1970s.

State officials tell the Mansfield News Journal (http://ohne.ws/UiSmMS ) that say they want to carry on Bromfield's work and show off practices the average farmer could adopt.


Information from: News Journal, http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com

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