Helping to keep agriculture alive in Athens, Paul Cline believes in the power of bees. For Cline, the mixture of patience, care and passion has been the necessity to keep his hives, and ultimately Athens, alive and well.
Jenna Schoenefeld: Photography,
Jennifer Poggi: Senior Producer
Family dairy farms were once plentiful in Athens County but are now facing extinction due to commercial farming. At nearly 80 years old, Bernard and Loretta Allen are one of the few remaining dairy businesses in the county.
Tammy Hannharlan cares about each of her animals - all 54 of them. Of this family, her 21 pigs are the ones who have captured her heart as she continues to take in those that are abandoned after natural disasters.
Snowville Creamery, a small, locally-owned dairy in Meigs County, has emerged as a prominent part of Athens economy and lifestyle. With proposed changes to dairy laws threatening to wipe out businesses like Snowville, owner Warren Taylor fights to preserve independent production of milk.