Our ancestors, Andrew Dunlap and his brother-in-law Joseph Wilson were, in 1789, the first to settle the Town of Ovid. Andrew Dunlap is credited with being the first to plow land in all of Seneca County, while Joseph Wilson was one of a trio of couples to be the first married in Ovid. These pioneers also both had the earliest distilleries on record in the town. Our family has farmed in Ovid since as early as 1810 and have been working the land at our current location since 1868. John Myer has a B.S. in General Studies in Agriculture from Cornell University, and, as a fifth-generation farmer, has successfully nurtured & managed Myer Farm for over thirty-five years.
In the 2013/2014 season, John grew about 200 acres of corn, 250 acres of soybeans, 100 acres of a range of winter and spring wheat varieties, and over 400 various acres of triticale, spelt, barley, rye, oats, clover and alfalfa. Joe Myer owned and operated a pure-bred Holstein stud bull husbandry business, is a seasoned dairy herdsman, is an accomplished violinist and pianist, an award winning fine arts painter, and a published poet. In the year 2012, brothers Joe and John Myer drew from their deep roots and range of skills and talents to pioneer the marriage of farming and distilling with a commitment to develop the finest spirits available in our country’s artisan revival.