Farm Living has been the ongoing motto here on the Ferriss Farm. This is a Fifth Generation Family Farm which has raised Beef Cattle, Crops and even Exotic Animals. Sam's Grandparents, Warren and Ruth, started Ferriss Exotics where they raised, and traded exotic animals cross country for a living. Sam's Father, Roger was a staple on the Farm assisting his Father with transport and care for the animals and farm land.
In 2000, Sam's parents, Roger and Vicki, began a unique Barbed Wire art business called, "Art From The Farm." Roger served as the manager, travel guru and all around friendly salesman that made the business work. Roger loved traveling and wasn't afraid to go anywhere. He made tons of friends throughout the U.S. This new business transitioned into a nearly full time traveling gig sharing Vicki's artwork across the States. Because of this, Sam became the main caretaker of the farm. While traveling, Roger and Vicki developed the nick names, "Rusty" and Barb.These nick names stuck, and with Roger passing away in 2018 at the early age of 58, we wanted to honor him in this new Farm Living adventure. Sam has mentioned several times, "My father would be rolling over in his grave knowing I willingly spread gravel over a perfectly good farm field as an access for a campground!" Roger would've initially thought this was a crazy idea, but we believe he would support it whole-heartedly now.
We hope that you will help us make our ATVenture successful and rewarding as we begin our new journey on this Century farm. We think of Roger daily and hope he will watch over us and give us reminders to live life to the fullest and enjoy the happy times.
how to get to the campground
Traveling From Toledo
Head North out of Toledo on Highway 63. 1 1/2 miles out of town, turn left on 290th Street. Continue 2 miles on gravel to 1762 290th Street. We are the place right around a bend, with a large ranch style arch, you won't miss us!