Pugh Family Farms

Pugh Family Farms TourPugh Family Farms is a grain, hay, and livestock operation owned and operated by Eric and Cathy Pugh and their four children Taylor, Brooklyn, Morgan, and Austin.  From working on his grandfather’s dairy farm, then starting a small club calf operation in high school, to attending veterinary school at Ohio State and finally starting a small animal practice in Canton with his wife (Hometown Veterinary Services, Inc.) it has always been Eric’s goal to have a quality farming operation.  Today the business consists of 460 acres of owned ground and additional 250 acres of rented land.  The farm presently grows corn, soybeans, wheat, hay, and backgrounds cattle for its feedlot.  Much time and effort has been spent improving or placing field tile, excavating surface drainage, developing springs for watering cattle, cleaning fence rows and improving soil fertility via cover crops and controlled cattle grazing.  Cathy and daughter Morgan are heavily involved in horse barrel racing and everybody enjoys county 4-H.  None of this would be possible without business partner and father- Dean Pugh, longtime hand- Ron Greening, fabricator and general “Mr. Fixit”- Bill Rhinehart, our new manager- Daryl Moran, and summer helper-Keith Schwyn.

“Don’t miss the stop at the Pugh Family Farm where you will see pasture and croplands along with the beef feeding operation.  A hayride will get you up close to the spring development system and waterways and past the cattle feedlot and equipment sheds.  In addition, many representatives of the agriculture community will be there to share in the fun.  There will numerous equipment displays from local companies ranging from large field equipment to ATV’s and even a garden tractor pulling display.  The barn area will have displays of show cattle, alpacas, homing pigeons, animal rescue and adoption groups, and a petting zoo. At various times throughout the afternoon the horse arena will feature demonstrations on equine dentistry, farriering, a horse obstacle course contest, and a live horse painting to depict the equine anatomy.  It is a family day so be sure the kids don’t miss the face painting or stone painting booths and there will be refreshment available.    This stop has something for everyone.  Come and enjoy!”

What to see and do

Hayride – Get a close-up view of:

  • Pasture and crop land
  • Spring development system
  • Waterways
  • Feedlot

Equipment Displays

  • Lowe and Young – large farm equipment
  • Danny Kolm – large farm equipment
  • Bair, Inc. – mowing and yard equipment
  • Earl Rohn Cattle TrailerSale- cattle trailers
  • J Bird Custom Lettering and Pinstriping
  • Bob Clapper Hay equipment
  • Straight A’s – livestock equipment
  • Dan Duplain- garden tractor pulling

Animal Displays and Demos

Cattle

  • Pastured feeder cattle
  • Cow/calf pairs
  • Show cattle displays
  • Agland – beef nutrition display
  • Glen Carlisle- forage consultant and sales

Horse Arena Demos and Displays

  • Dr. Tricia Pugh-Pennell – Equine Veterinary Dentistry
  • Mike Bagley – farrier
  • Candace Phillips, LMT – equine anatomy
  • Obstacle course contest

Small Animal Exhibits

  • Petting zoo
  • Alpacas: Way Cool Critters and Gentle Breeze Suri Alpacas
  • Bill Ehlers – homing pigeons
  • Homeless Hares – rescue and adoption
  • Bird’s Nerd Rescue- rescue / adoption

Other Attractions

Pugh Farms

  • Hometown Veterinary Booth- face
  • painting
  • Children’s Stone painting sponsored by Enviroscapes
  • Kuhn Woodworks –Chain saw carvings

Game Warden

Refreshment Stand

Provided by Stark County Cattlemen’s Assoc.