In 1942, while still in high school, Chet Mauch inherited an 80-acre farm just west of Fremont in Sandusky County. Chet and his wife Betty went on to raise six children there, and have steadily grown the farm to over 4,000 acres between the land they own and rent.
Today, Chet’s children have kept the business going with his daughter Judy managing operations. Over the last three years, the Mauch family has worked with Black Swamp Conservancy to place 838 acres under protection of agricultural easements, two properties through donation and one utilizing the Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (AEPP) program. With another AEPP project in the works, and 2 Farm Ranch Protection Program (FRPP) projects pending, the family has invested the funds from this program by purchasing additional acres and paying down debt.
Landowner success story provided by: Black Swamp Conservancy
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