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Beth Snyder

I grew up as the 4th generation on a dairy farm in Clark County and loved every thing about living on a farm. I felt sorry for anyone who didn't live on a farm. Eventually the twists and turns of life landed me in northeast Ohio, teaching school and my son, who has autism and mental retardation, was having a difficult time finding his place in adult services. A friend mentioned that there was a group of parents forming a group to open an alternative program-a farm! I jumped at the chance to be involved. And I feel very lucky to have been involved in helping to start Hiram Farm-a working organic farm serving adults with autism. I, however, knew that eventually I wanted to return to Clark County, and wanted Kiel to have the same wonderful experience as he was having at Hiram Farm. I just assumed I'd someday try to start a program in Clark county, but had no idea how, where etc, then one day sitting and talking to friends at the county fair, the Hardacre's and I started talking about a gem of an idea. Eventually there was a visit to the farm, then a meeting in Jennie's backyard and soon the dream began to take shape. Two teachers, ready to take on a new challenge.  I'm very excited to start this new adventure and to create a place where adult individuals with developmental disabilities and seniors with dementia issues can find a place where they can do meaningful work and spend their days in a supported environment being productive and successful. Please stop in and talk to us about what we do! There is NO bad weather on the farm, only bad clothing.

Jennifer Hardacre

I was born & raised as a 8th generation child on a dairy farm in Clark County, Ohio.  I have always wanted to teach and find a logical bridge between agriculture & education yet, I didn't want to be an ag teacher.  I have, however, been active in education for over 20 years- from infants and preschool through elementary age children.  I was a classroom teacher for 20 of those years in the Tecumseh Local School District where I retired from in May 2016.  I have loved what I have been doing and I want to continue educating others, just in a new way!

I received my B.S. degree in Education from Georgetown College, Kentucky in 1995; my M.A. degree in Teacher Leadership from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio in 2000 as well as completing other continuing education classes through Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio.  In 2011, I completed my Administrative & Supervision Licensure also through Wright State.  I am actively involved in Clark County 4-H programs, Bethel Baptist Church and have participated with local non-profit community groups such as IMPACT Bethel and Clark County Habitat for Humanity.  My two teenage daughters & I currently have made our home at the farm location.  I enjoy living in the country, gardening, reading, scuba diving and being involved with my children's activities.

  My parents and I met with Beth 8 years ago and we had a conversation about a working-farm concept for adults with Autism & aging adults with Dementia.  Beth was in the beginning stages of creating this farm-model in Hiram, Ohio where she lived, but wanted to bring it to her hometown in Clark County as well.  My parents & I visited Hiram Farm 7 years ago to see their beginnings.  Over the next several years, with many discussions & prayers, Beth & I met to put the wheels in motion for our ideas to take shape.  In 2013, we gave ourselves a 3 year timeline before our "Grand Opening"- year one, two and three are now in the books with lots of prep work taking place.  Daily, I whole-heartedly look forward to  working with our farmers and their families since our beginnings in June of 2016. Every day is a new adventure and it's such a joy to see our farmers learn and grow!