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Otsego FFA earns 3-star national chapter award PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 November 2013 10:04
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Otsego FFA members show off their spelunking helmets after touring the Kentucky Down Under Cave.  Members are (back row, from left) Justen Garmenn, Ben Thomas, Brandon Bailey and Alex Vollmar  and (front, from left) Mackenzie Wenig, Sara Caris, Caroline Battin and Grayce Vollmar. (Photo provided)
On Oct. 30, the Otsego FFA Chapter departed along with five other schools from Penta Career Center to attend the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY. Otsego had eight members who attended the convention, where it again was named as recipients of the premiere 3-star national ranking.
Members who attended were: Ben Thomas, Alex Vollmar, Justen Garmenn, Brandon Bailey, Sara Caris, Caroline Battin, Grayce Vollmar and Mackenzie Wenig.
The first day members attended the opening session where the keynote speaker was Rick Pitino, the University of Louisville head basketball coach. Pitino spoke about leadership and how to work hard and never give up.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:56
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Ag credit announces continued strong earnings PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:56
FOSTORIA - Ag Credit, ACA, a member-owned cooperative with more than $1.43 billion in assets, has announced financial results for the first nine months of calendar year 2013.
Net income for the first nine months of 2013 was $23.8 million, compared with $19.3 million for the same period in 2012. The increase in net income is primarily due to increased net interest income on increased loan volume and an increase in earnings on the association's own funds in loans.
Loan volume increased by $91.9 million for the first nine months of 2013, representing a 7.18% increase in loans.  Members' equity increased to $216.35 million from $200.10 million at the end of 2012.   
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ODA director seeking various nominees for marketing committees PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:54
REYNOLDSBURG - Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels is accepting nominations to fill vacancies on the Ohio Corn Marketing Program Committee and the Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program Committee.
The Ohio Corn Marketing Program and the Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program's respective missions are to maintain, create, and increase opportunities for Ohio corn and small grain growers in the global marketplace. The purpose of these programs are to provide funds to permit corn and small grain producers to develop, implement, and participate in promotion, market development, research, and educational programs.
People who have marketed corn in the last 12 months are eligible to petition for nomination to the Ohio Corn Marketing Program Committee if they live in one of the five districts.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:55
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Permits needed for wild animals, snakes, commercial dog breeders PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:55
REYNOLDSBURG - The Ohio Department of Agriculture reminds dangerous wild animal and restricted snake owners, and commercial  dog breeders and retailers that permit applications for 2014 are due no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2013.  
• Dangerous Wild Animal and Restricted Snake Permits
After Jan. 1, 2014, a valid permit is required to keep an existing dangerous wild animal or a restricted snake.  Among the application requirements are a permit fee, completed background check, signed affidavit affirming that housing facilities meet state standards, and proof of liability insurance or surety bond.
Dangerous wild animal owners who registered their animal in accordance with the law will be sent application materials, which are also available at: http://www.agri.ohio.gov/apps/odaforms/odaforms.aspx?div=Animal%20Health.
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Tuck does well at NAILE PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:54
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Lucas Tuck, of Bowling Green, recently finished with two top 10 finishes at the annual North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) held in Louisville.
Tuck, a junior at Eastwood High School, finished ninth in the Shropshire division and also ninth in the Crossbred division in the sheep contest.
 
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