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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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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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BG again among elite FFA chapters in nation PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 November 2013 10:25
The Bowling Green FFA chapter has once again achieved the pinnacle by earning the prestigious 3-star chapter award.
The top honor was recently announced as 19 members of the Bowling Green FFA Chapter attended the 2013 National FFA Convention and Expo in Louisville, Ky.
The group joined with nearly 70,000 other FFA members and guests at the annual event.
Members traveled on a charter bus with Eastwood FFA members and their adviser, leaving on Oct. 30. After checking into the hotel and dinner, the members enjoyed the Jana Kramer and Dierks Bentley concert. The following day members enjoyed more than 2,400 booths at the career show in the convention center as well as the FFA Shopping Mall. After grabbing a bite to eat all of the FFA members went to the afternoon session where the chapter was recognized as one of the elite chapters in the nation, earning the 3 star chapter award, out of 7,400 chapters.
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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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Soil & Water meeting set PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Saturday, 16 November 2013 09:49
The Wood Soil and Water Conservation District regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors will be held at 8 a.m. Friday at the district office, 1616 E. Wooster St., Suite 32, Bowling Green.
 
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