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ODA director seeking various nominees for marketing committees PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
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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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.
 
Ohio phosphorus task force releases update PDF Print E-mail
Written by CHRISTINA DIERKES Ohio State University   
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 11:11
SANDUSKY - The Ohio Phosphorus Task Force II issued its final report on findings to support reduction of phosphorus loading and associated harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie and surrounding watersheds.
The report was released Nov. 13.
Recommendations include the development of loading targets for the Maumee River watershed and other Lake Erie tributaries, expansion of current phosphorus monitoring programs, and working with area stakeholders to improve soil health, nutrient retention, and proper timing and placement of applied fertilizers, the report said.
The report was created by a diverse working group of industry professionals including experts from Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach arm, Ohio State University Extension; Ohio State University's Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab; the Ohio Department of Natural Resources; the Ohio Department of Agriculture; the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency; and the Lake Erie Commission.
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ADM invests in former Perrysburg student PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 23 November 2013 18:08
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Caroline Weihl, an Otsego High School graduate from Perrysburg, joined more than 550 of the top collegiate agriculture students Nov. 7-10 in Kansas City, Mo., to engage in career preparation training at the Agriculture Future of America Leaders conference.
For four days, Weihl, who studies agricultural communications and journalism at Ohio State University, participated in soft skill training provided by agriculture, education and facilitation professionals. In the conference environment, she was surrounded by like-minded students, who are passionate about agriculture, and by agriculture professionals who have invested financially as well as relationally in these students' lives.
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Easton Corbin partners with Ram trucks and FFA PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 November 2013 10:29
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - As part of its "Year of the Farmer" initiative, the Ram Truck brand has partnered with Mercury Records recording artist Easton Corbin on a multi-tiered program highlighting and underscoring the importance of farmers in America.
The program includes visits to and exclusive performances by Corbin, a former FFA member, at local FFA chapters across the country; a video web series (webisodes) documenting Corbin's FFA tour; and a sweepstakes where fans can win special ACM Awards weekends in Las Vegas next spring.
"It's clear that Easton ... cares passionately about 'Year of the Farmer,' the FFA organization and its mission," says Reid Bigland, President and CEO, Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "Through his tour of local FFA chapters, he's personally connecting with this special group of kids to help us further the notion that there's a 'farmer in all of us,' while reminding everyone that we all have a role in reducing hunger in America."
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