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Farm Briefs: 10-26-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 26 October 2013 08:29
Work group meeting set
The Wood County Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting its local work group meeting Nov. 6, at 9 a.m. in the Wood SWCD conference room at 1616 E. Wooster St., Suite 32.
The office is located inside the "Courtyard" at the Greenwood Center which is located directly across from the BGSU football stadium.
The goal of the meeting is to receive input on the county's natural resource concerns and develop program priorities.
This meeting was postponed from a previously scheduled date.
The public is welcome to attend. Call 419-354-5517 for more details.
 
4-H News: 10-22-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 22 October 2013 10:53
4-H Spirit Night tonight
The Wood County 4-H Extension Office will hold its annual Spirit Night tonight at the Junior Fair Building, beginning with social time at 7 p.m.
Awards will include the presentation of the champion livestock projects for each of the animal species. These prestigious awards were formerly presented during the Wood County Fair, however, in recent years are now part of Spirit Night.
The winners receive a director's chair recognizing their accomplishment. Students earn the chair  through multiple activities including skill-a-thons, a personal interview and showing their animals at the annual county fair.
Numerous ther awards will be presented. Pictures of the top winners and a story on the accomplishments will be published in a future edition.
 
Whitehouse farm gets 6-figure USDA grant PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 October 2013 10:23
WHITEHOUSE - Bittersweet Farms has received an award of $116,131 from the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food & Agriculture to support the expansion of the horticulture program.
The grant will assist with the vocational and therapeutic endeavors of individuals with autism, provide funding to purchase farming supplies and equipment, support a new food product development plan, and enable Bittersweet Farms to expand its Community Supported Agriculture program. Bittersweet Farms will share food grown on the farm with Hope United Methodist Church and the Anthony Wayne Food Pantry located at Zion United Methodist Church. All three locations are in Whitehouse, and all provide food to individuals living below the poverty level.
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Farm Briefs: 10-19-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 19 October 2013 08:13
NAILE entrants announced
Many area livestock producers are among those taking animals to the 40th annaul North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE).
The event is recognized as the world's largest purebred livestock show. It is held Nov. 9-22 in Louisville, Ky.The show features more than 26,000 entries and nearly $750,000 in prizes and awards.
Entries are received from nearly every state as well as Canada. More than 200,000 people attend annually.
Those who have notified the Sentinel of their participation include:
• Jamie Limes, Risingsun, three head total including Sim Angus beef and Jr. Market Wether sheep.
• Morgan Mazey, Weston, two head of Jr. Market Wether sheep.
Other exhibitors who wish to publish their participation may send the information to the farm editor, Bill Ryan by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 300 E. Poe Road, Bowling Green.
 
Ohio soybean foundation gets $30K corporate grant PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 October 2013 09:32
WORTHINGTON - The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation recently received a $30,000 grant from the DuPont Pioneer Giving Program to host the Ag Biotechnology Academy. This program introduced 41 science teachers to the content and skills necessary for teaching biotechnology and other related agriculture topics.
"The goals of the Ag Biotechnology Academy run parallel with the DuPont Pioneer Giving Program. A main focus is to support science education; partnering to provide training for high school science educators reaches the source of tomorrow's bright science and agriculture minds," said Rebekah Peck, communications manager at DuPont Pioneer.
While attending the two-day conference, teachers participated in several activities including an interactive panel led by farmer and industry leaders who discussed their personal experiences with biotechnology.
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