Richard Michael Adamson Sr.

Title: Owner & Operated
Company: Whispering Pines Produce
Location: West Salem, Ohio, United States

Richard Michael Adamson Sr., owner and operator at Whispering Pines Produce, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership as in farming and hiking trail coordination.

Having accrued over 60 years of collective professional experience, Mr. Adamson has built a fulfilling career as a farmer and trail coordinator. He is the owner and operator of Whispering Pines Produce, where he produces crops and flowers and manages several greenhouses in West Salem, Ohio. Though he originally intended to only handle the operation of a single greenhouse, he slowly expanded the business over time to allow for more. Mr. Adamson is also responsible for overseeing the staff, which largely consists of his friends and neighbors in Amish communities.

In addition to his primary vocation, Mr. Adamson has also worked as a coordinator with the Buckeye Trail Association for over 20 years. In this role, he oversees and manages the Buckeye Trail, which circles the state of Ohio. The trail itself is over 1,400 miles long, making it one of the longest trails in North America. The trail was originally started in 1959, and since then, it has seen a great deal of expansion, largely in part due to Mr. Adamson’s efforts. To wit, he has cultivated over 15,000 hours of trail building expertise and leadership skills. 

In honor of his dedication, Mr. Adamson was previously recognized as the Trail Builder of the Year by the North Country Trail Association. Adjacent to his agricultural duties, he also previously worked with The Associated Press as a communication technician for over 40 years. Mr. Adamson is also a member of the National Rifle Association of America, and he was previously affiliated with Lodi Community Hospital. 

In light of his many accomplishments, Mr. Adamson is most notably proud of his work with the Buckeye Trail Association, as well as his work on the Buckeye Trail itself. He has worked with numerous volunteers and organizations, including the National Park Association, to build the trail into what it is today. In the coming years, Mr. Adamson intends to continue expanding the trail, as he is currently in the process of working on a 30-mile extension.

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