|The Curtiss Farms Era
also maintained a resolute respect for the land. Under his direction, a
professional agronomist was employed to identify and plot every mature tree.
Precious trees were protected with lightning rods. When Otto Schnering died in
1953, he left behind a parcel of land that had been respected and maintained.
Leona Farms losts it name. Hertz moved his equestrian hobbies to warmer and
greener pastures. Otto Schnering, owner of Curtiss Candy, bought the property
and named it Farm Number 711. Schnering transformed the estate from a lush
playground to the headquarters of a 10,000 acre farming operation.
and his Vice President, Bill Hunter, recognized the need for improved breeding
techniques to raise production and quality of dairy herds. They developed an
extraordinary program for acquiring outstanding blooded animals in every breed
and collected hundreds of the world's finest animal specimens. Curtiss Farms
became the breeding mecca for farmers all over the world. Farmers could place
an order to improve their herds from a full color catalogue detailing the
production and quality records of the Curtiss Farms stud.
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