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Annual meeting rescheduled PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Saturday, 04 January 2014 09:35
NORTH BALTIMORE - After canceling its scheduled December meeting, the Wood County Farmers Union will hold its annual meeting Jan. 18 beginning at 10 a.m. It will be held at the Iron Skillet Restaurant, 12906 Deshler Road, in the truck plaza.
Because of the date change, president Phil Bresler was unable to confirm as of press time if the originally scheduled speakers would be attending.
Original speakers included Wood County Commissioner Joel Kuhlman, Ohio Farmers Union President Roger Wise, and Farm Service Agency state committee member John Bresler.  Joe Logan was scheduled to speak on Senate Bill 150. Vickie Askins was to talk on CAFOs and the ODA manure loophole.
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Beekeeping class offered for beginners PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 10:04
WESTON - Anyone interested in learning about beekeeping can soon learn about the basic equipment, tools, costs, legal issues, what to expect when harvesting your honey, resources and references.
This class is the basis for a series coordinated and offered through Schooner Farms, Weston. To become a beekeeper you need to know what you are getting into, while beekeeping is enjoyable it is also very complex and many folks jump in without regard to some of the realities involved. Organizers tout this class is a must for people considering beekeeping.
Students will receive a beekeeping book along with handouts. The session will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 11 at Schooner Farms. Participants must register in advance at 419-261-0908.
 
Farmer's idea featured in national magazine PDF Print E-mail
Written by KRISTEN HAINKEL Staff Reporter Circleville News   
Saturday, 28 December 2013 09:24
CIRCLEVILLE - Rethinking a common tool for cattle rearing earned a local farmer national recognition.
Successful Farming, an Iowa-based magazine, highlighted Steve Barthelmas of Circleville in the "All Around the Farm: Idea of the Month" column in its December issue. About 100 submissions are received monthly, said marketing assistant Sally Odam of Successful Farming Magazine.
Barthelmas raises cattle on a farm off Ohio 104. He frequently uses a cattle chute, a metal stall or cage, for medical purposes. In place of the traditional hydraulic powered door, he installed an air cylinder. He said hydraulic pumps are expensive and the amount of power output is unnecessary.
"In the winter, the oil in the pump can get stiff, which makes it not move as well," he said.
The farmer got the idea from working in the printing industry, where most equipment is operated by air. He experimented with different types of equipment before finding an adequate combination of air and pressure.
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Corn and soybeans featured PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 10:00
ARCHBOLD - The 2014 Corn/Soybean Day coordinated by Ohio State University Extension, Fulton County, will be held Jan. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The program will be held at Founder's Hall at Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio Route 2.
There is a $25 registration fee which includes both a continental breakfast and lunch, a presentation folder and pesticide credits available.
There is an optional "Core and Category 6" session for pesticide applicator credit available following the program from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m.
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Farm Briefs: 12-28-13 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Saturday, 28 December 2013 09:24
ARCHBOLD - Ohio State University Extension, Defiance and Fulton counties, will host a "Farmland Leasing Workshop" on Jan. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Northwest State Community College.
The program includes discussion of the following topics:
• From flex to cash rent: farmland leasing options
• Factors affecting leasing options and rates
• Evaluating cash rent survey data
• Legal issues in farmland leasing
• Analyzing good and bad leasing practices
• Developing a written lease for your farm
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