Toy show canceled but Elmwood FFA members stay busy PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 February 2014 10:16
Elmwood FFA members (from left) Greanna Kurtz, Luke Hagemeyer, and Kendra Stewart as they participated in an activity during the visit of the state FFA president. (Photo provided)
With the start of the new year, the Elmwood FFA chapter found it necessary to cancel its annual toy show due to inclement weather. In the 20 years of the show, this was only the second time the show was canceled.
Seven of the chapter's officers are working diligently to prepare the officer book of their respective position for the fast approaching Regional FFA evaluation. Taylor Barndt and Makayla Mohre have been putting in many hours to prep the chapter's secretary book. Taking on the job of preparing the chapter's treasurer book is Morgan Huff and Marisa Ayala. The final officer book to be submitted will be the chapter's scrapbook and heading up that task is Meagan Wise, Ashley Veryser and Angelique Franks.
In addition to the officer books being evaluated, several chapter members will have their State and American FFA degree applications evaluated.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 12:41
4-H News: 02-04-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 February 2014 10:16
Saddles n' Surreys
Saddles n' Surreys 4-H Club had its first meeting of the year on Jan 23. It is a year-round club that holds meetings every month of the year. The club meets at Haskins Community Church on Main Street at 7 p.m.
Members were reminded of these important deadlines:
• Completed Enrollment forms for 4-H are to be turned in at the February meeting. (Saddles n' Surreys advisors must sign them and then turn them in to the Extension Office.)
• Each member should have a list of project books by title and number at the February meeting. Advisors will pick up the books requested and deliver them to members at the March meeting.
Other dates to remember include:
Feb. 16 -- the Findlay Flea Market is at the Western Farm.
March 8--The Advisor's Dance is at the Jr. Fair Building. Doors open at 7 p.m.
March 23--The Wood County Horseman's Flea Market is at the Junior Fair Building.
Farm Briefs: 02-01-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 01 February 2014 09:31
Northern Ohio Crops Day set
The Northern Ohio Crops Day is set for Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ole Zim's Wagon Shed, 1375 N. Ohio 590, Gibsonburg.
There is a $15 admission plus $35 for private applicator license recertification.
All categories covered for private pesticide license credits, for a total of three hours.
Contact Wood County Extension at 419-354-9050 if questions.
The agenda includes 1) Row and Vegetable Crop Pests, presented by Curtis Young; 2) Grain Marketing in the Future by Matt Roberts 3) Pesticide Drift by Mary Ann Rose; 4) Managing Soybean Production Risks by Anne Dorrance 5) Managing Soil Quality, by Rafiq Islam; and 6) Pasture Pest Management by Al Gahler.
Agriculture featured at TMACOG annual meeting as Anderson speaks to group PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Farm Editor   
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 10:14
PERRYSBURG - Agribusiness was the focus of the keynote address at Wednesday's TMACOG general assembly business meeting.
Daniel T. Anderson addressed members of the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments, focusing on the topic of Agribusiness From local fields to global yields - the economic impact of agriculture. Anderson serves as vice president, corporate operations services and president of the retail group of The Andersons, Inc.
During his talk held at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, Anderson briefed those attending on the company's history and growth over the years.
"We are an agricultural company at its base," he said, adding that the very core of their business is service.
Anderson noted the board of directors focuses on four distinct areas and drew some laughter from those attending when he said, it is impossible to please all four integers, namely the customers, the employees, the community and the owners.
Rosettes and awards bountiful for livestock team PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Farm Editor   
Saturday, 01 February 2014 09:30
Though many students graduate high school without winning any significant award, four Eastwood High School Students collected a box full of plaques and awards at the recent National Western Stock Show held in Denver.
Kirsten Ameling, Hannah Frobose, Lane Kemner and Logan Browne represented Ohio after winning the state fair event.
"That contest is so well respected across the U.S., particularly by the collegiate teams that look at the talent for their recruitment," said coach Dan Frobose. "I'm very proud of all four of them, you don't get that far without a lot of hard work and being very intelligent."
All four have received multiple scholarship offers, even prior to this contest. With their outstanding performance in Denver those offers will continue to flow.
For those unfamiliar with the format of livestock judging, a professional judge first views the animals, four in each animal species, and ranks them.
When the students view those same animals, they are awarded points based on how well they match the placements of the judge.
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