A major area farming company has bought some land in Williams County. The Bryan Times today reports that Cooper Farms has purchased 160 acres at the southwest corner of Ohio 6 and County Road 7 in Williams County at auction for $1.15 million.
The site is described as mostly open farmland with woods and a single residence and barn on it.
According to the paper, a spokesman for Cooper Farms said the company has no immediate plans for the site, and most likely won’t do anything with it for at least a year.
Cooper Farms has operated Nettle Creek Farms, a poultry hatchery on County Road A, since at least 1994.
Cooper Farms, Inc., is a private, family-owned agriculture and food processing business with major company-owned facilities in Van Wert, Fort Recovery, St. Henry and Oakwood. It was founded in 1938 and was known as St. Clair Mills Inc. until 1988, when it changed its name to Cooper Farms.
The company raises, processes and sells turkeys and turkey products, and also grows chickens, egg layers and hogs.
Cooper Farms employs about 1,700 people.