Local youth excel at Beef Expo events PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Saturday, 29 March 2014 08:03
Placing first in the senior division was the Wood County Purple team consisting of (from left) Justin Nofziger, Garrett Tuck, Lane Kemner and Kirsten Ameling. (Photos courtesy of Ohio Beef Expo)
Beef industry enthusiasts gathered in Columbus March 14-16, for the 2014 Ohio Beef Expo. Several youth performed well as part of the Expo including two Wood County judging teams winning their respective divisions.
On March 15, the event's judging contest was held with Wood County 1 taking top honors in the junior division and Wood County Purple winning the senior division.
Members of the championship junior team included Sydney Mazey, who placed fourth overall, individually; as well as Kylie O'Brien, who placed eighth overall. Ashlyn O'Brien and Hayden Belleville joined them on the winning team. The senior champions were Justin Nofziger, Garrett Tuck, Lane Kemner, and Kirsten Ameling. Nofziger led the team by placing ninth overall, individually.
Last Updated on Saturday, 29 March 2014 08:06
Hosts sought for visitors PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 29 March 2014 08:02
Host families are again needed to host Japanese exchange students and chaperones. The children, age 12-15, stay with host families from July 23 - Aug. 18. The Japanese youth are members of a community-based club which promotes the study of English culture and language.
The only requirement is families must have their own child the same gender and approximate age as the Japanese child. Those interested should contact LeAnn Hall at 419-966-0361 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for information.
Sharp speaks on 2014 Farm Bill PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Farm Editor   
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 09:36
Despite the passage of the Farm Bill, there is still many in the agricultural community who have not yet discovered what all is or is not included.
Adam Sharp, vice president for public policy of the Ohio Farm Bureau on Thursday morning provided some details of the Agricultural Act of 2014, the farm bill's official title. He was the featured speaker at the March Ag Breakfast Forum held at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation east of Haskins.
Sharp first made sure those in attendance were aware of many of the various cuts in payments to growers tin the latest bill. He also noted that any payments past and future made to the farmers through the act is not just for them and their families.
"Farmers are paid for the public good - To keep things stable," Sharp said.
He said the food chain needs stability and security at every juncture. He also noted the need to protect the waterways, the air and the soil, "again for the public good."
He added that one in seven jobs in Ohio is linked to the food chain. Despite that fact, he said the amount of money for commodities (such as the grain areas) is "just a rounding error when it comes to the entire farm bill."
4-H News: 03-29-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 29 March 2014 08:02
Gold Medal
The Gold Medal 4-H Club met March 11 at the Waterford at Levis Commons for its 2014 kick-off and organizational meeting An "Open House" was held on Feb. 22.
At the meeting club officers were elected with Sarah Schaller chosen as president; and Jenny Schaller as the vice president. The duties of secretary will be shared by four individuals. Those would be Sarah Bahler, Katie Gerber, Ethan Vile and Lizzie Zura. Ariana Allen was elected as treasurer; with three reporters voted to fill that office. Those three are Katie Zura,     Lauren Drzewiecki and Yasmina Maaraba. Taking on the role of historian will be Kiley Sabo and Aaron Jackson.
The recreation leaders will be Samantha Drzewiecki and Rania Maaraba; with Haley Riddle as health, safety and environmental leader. Serving as fair booth and float leaders will be Meridith Bacue, Reagan Bacue, Lucas Vile, Grace Holbrook, Jake Ng, Casey Ng and Elise Allen.
Tunnel farming focus of farm tour PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 March 2014 09:21
The Fulton County OSU Extension office invites area producers to participate in the Low Tunnel/High Tunnel Workshop and Farm Tour on April 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heritage Inn,  Archbold.
This program is geared towards new low tunnel/high tunnel producers or for those who wish to "brush up" on the basics of integrating tunnel systems into their fruit or vegetable operations. The workshop will offer three instructional sessions with the theme of "Growing Crops Under Covers." Those sessions are: 1) Why It Works, Why It Fails, 2) Linking Under - Cover Crops to Profitable Markets and 3) Tunnels of Many Types and Uses.
Thanks to a Warner Grant for Sustainable Agriculture, OSUE Fulton County in collaboration with Doug and Valerie Kinsman will complete the day with case studies of microclimate management and a tour of the Kinsman Farm.
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