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Ohio farmer makes presidential feelings clear

Uses cows to write message on field

By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content

With more than 10 U.S. states poised to vote as part of Super Tuesday, a farmer in Ohio has taken unique measures to voice his opinion on who he won’t be voting for.

Jerry Slankard, who farms in Strasburg, south of Canton, took manure from his 15 cows and bulls, loaded it into his spreader and wrote “no Trump” in letters so big they’re visible from some airplanes.


Slankard said he’s simply making his opinion known.

“I know there’s a lot of folks out there that may not agree with me and that’s your American right,” he told WEWS NewsChannel5. “I just voice my opinion, not yours.”

Ashley and Rachel Slankard, Jerry’s granddaughters, said they’re proud of their grandfather for his efforts, which took him approximately four hours to complete.

And while Jerry Slankard is using his farm to show how he feels about Donald Trump, an Iowa farmer used their field to show support for a Democratic candidate.

Mike Pattavina, a soybean farmer from Clarinda, Iowa, had some signs showing support for Bernie Sanders stolen and needed a way to continue supporting the candidate.

He carved the word “Bernie” into his field, with some letters being as tall as 60 feet.

Join the conversation and tell us how you would show your opinion for presidential candidates on your farm.

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