Women in Ag conference set (3-4-14) PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 March 2014 09:25
The 21st annual Women In Agriculture Conference, an event designed specifically for women involved in agriculture, will be held March 28 at Nazareth Hall in Grand Rapids, from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
This year's conference features 10 breakout sessions. Participants will choose three sessions to attend during the morning. Sessions include topics such as Keep Your Family Alive - Grain and Farm Safety, Credit Scores, Take Charge of Your Health With Apps and On-line Courses, Income Tax Considerations, The Power Is Yours - Everyday Decisions That Reduce Cancer Risk, Little Things Matter: Preventing Eye and Hand Injuries In Agricultural Work, Will 2014 Be A Bull Or A Bear Market? Either Way, A Ladies Touch Is Called For…, Farm To Health: Maximize The Nutritional Value Of Your Produce, Make and Take - Sparkle Wrap Bracelet, Crucial Conversations, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook: Using Social Media For Your Business.
A unique aspect of this conference is the tract designed for young women in agriculture. Several young women from local FFA Chapters attend the conference each year and will have the opportunity to participate in a session that will help them learn more about agriculture and develop skills needed to succeed in the industry.
Northwest Ohio 'Berry School 'set PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 March 2014 09:24
Northwest Ohio 'Berry School 'set
The public is invited to attend the Northwest Ohio Berry School on March 19, from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 St. Rt. 108, Wauseon.
Strawberry, blackberry, grape, raspberry and other berries production, marketing, and preservation will be discussed.
Cost is $40 including lunch. Contact Eric Richer at 419-337-9210 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register.
4-H News: 03-01-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 01 March 2014 09:06
Klassy Kids
Members of the Klassy Kids 4-H club met Wednesday at the McDonald's in North Baltimore, for its "regrouping" and organizational meeting.
The club re-elected its officers from last year. It was announced that the "Join Hands Day" will be held on May 3.
The next meeting will be March 9 at the same location.
ODNR seeking donations through Ohio income tax checkoff program PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 March 2014 09:23
When filling out their taxes this year, Ohioans can make a difference in preserving the state's wealth of natural resources for generations to come by making a donation through Ohio's Income Tax Checkoff Program.
Old-growth woods, bogs and fens, endangered species, prairies and other remnants of Ohio's natural history are all protected by a system of 136 state nature preserves. Ohioans who donate to the Natural Areas State Income Tax Checkoff Program help support this system.
Checkoff donations have enabled the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Natural Areas and Preserves to construct trails and boardwalks, improve parking and signage and allow for greater public access to a treasure trove of nature's wonders available in Ohio. Additionally, donations support critical ecological management activities, including efforts to remove non-native and invasive species that pose a serious and ever-growing threat to sensitive habitats.
Last year, staff intensified efforts to treat and control non-native invasive species impacting northwestern state nature preserves, including Irwin Prairie, Goll Woods, Sheldon's Marsh and Lakeside Daisy. A combination of staff labor, supplies and equipment supported by checkoff donations and volunteer labor resulted in nearly 200 acres in northwestern Ohio being treated to stop the spread of 16 non-natives, such as glossy buckthorn, reed canary grass, Phragmites, bush honeysuckle, garlic mustard, autumn olive and purple loosestrife.
4-H club news (2-25-14) PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 February 2014 10:51
Lake Harvesters

Members of the Lake Harvesters 4-H Club met Sunday at the home of advisors Aaron and Erin Holleran, with 15 members present.
Club members elected officers, including Payton Schroyer as president and Toran Schroyer as vice president. The secretary is Jada Finch, Annmarie Nietz as news reporter and Kayla Finch serving as health and safety officer.
Club members also discussed an upcoming fundraiser, which will be held at the Perrysburg McDonald's on Route 20 on Sunday March 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members decided to use some of the proceeds from this fundraiser to support the Toledo Zoo Aquarium Fund, and to participate in the Zoo's Dart Frog Dash on May 17.  
Members also signed up for committees and ended the meeting by making Valentine's Day S'mores.

4-H Camp Palmer pool funds

FAYETTE - More than 250,000 youth from Northwest Ohio have enjoyed the pool at 4-H Camp Palmer since 1957.  The Wood County 4-H Camp is annually the largest group to use the camp.
The camp is now accepting continuing donations to support the replacement of the camp's aging pool. Currently about 40 percent of funds ($200,000 raised thanks to many generous donors of the estimated $495,000 needed) has been raised with an anticipated new pool in place by summer of 2015. The demand and use of 4-H Camp Palmer has grown steadily since 1947.
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