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The Valdinger family purchased this farm in 1942. Steve Valdinger was an Hungarian immigrant who left the coal fields of eastern Ohio to become a dairy farmer. He and his wife Anne kept a dairy herd up into the 1960's, when age and health issues forced them to give up the herd. Their only son returned from the Air Force to farm the land and raise beef cows. In 1982, his oldest son, Jerry Valdinger, once again turned the farm into a dairy. He milked cows until 2001, then switched back to beef cows and crops. The fourth generation of the family is now involved with the farm.

—Sandy Valdinger

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