Easton Corbin partners with Ram trucks and FFA PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 November 2013 10:29
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - As part of its "Year of the Farmer" initiative, the Ram Truck brand has partnered with Mercury Records recording artist Easton Corbin on a multi-tiered program highlighting and underscoring the importance of farmers in America.
The program includes visits to and exclusive performances by Corbin, a former FFA member, at local FFA chapters across the country; a video web series (webisodes) documenting Corbin's FFA tour; and a sweepstakes where fans can win special ACM Awards weekends in Las Vegas next spring.
"It's clear that Easton ... cares passionately about 'Year of the Farmer,' the FFA organization and its mission," says Reid Bigland, President and CEO, Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "Through his tour of local FFA chapters, he's personally connecting with this special group of kids to help us further the notion that there's a 'farmer in all of us,' while reminding everyone that we all have a role in reducing hunger in America."
BG again among elite FFA chapters in nation PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 November 2013 10:25
The Bowling Green FFA chapter has once again achieved the pinnacle by earning the prestigious 3-star chapter award.
The top honor was recently announced as 19 members of the Bowling Green FFA Chapter attended the 2013 National FFA Convention and Expo in Louisville, Ky.
The group joined with nearly 70,000 other FFA members and guests at the annual event.
Members traveled on a charter bus with Eastwood FFA members and their adviser, leaving on Oct. 30. After checking into the hotel and dinner, the members enjoyed the Jana Kramer and Dierks Bentley concert. The following day members enjoyed more than 2,400 booths at the career show in the convention center as well as the FFA Shopping Mall. After grabbing a bite to eat all of the FFA members went to the afternoon session where the chapter was recognized as one of the elite chapters in the nation, earning the 3 star chapter award, out of 7,400 chapters.
Evergreens for military units overseas from Ohio growers PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 16 November 2013 09:46
Ohio Christmas Tree Association president Carl Yeager of Storeyland Christmas Tree Farm in Burghill in Trumbull County unloads Christmas trees for inspection. (Photo provided)
FRAZEYSBURG - American troops stationed overseas will celebrate the holidays with an Ohio-grown Christmas tree thanks to Operation Evergreen, an annual event of the Ohio
Christmas Tree Association (OCTA).
More than 100 trees were donated by various Ohio Christmas tree growers and inspected by department nursery inspectors before being sent to soldiers serving at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
The trees received a phytosanitary certificate for international shipment. In addition to the trees, decorations donated by local schools, churches and veterans' groups, ensured the military units receiving the trees will have all that is needed to celebrate the holidays. 
Donations were received from various organizations and growers to cover shipping charges.
Last Updated on Saturday, 16 November 2013 09:49
Soil & Water meeting set PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 16 November 2013 09:49
The Wood Soil and Water Conservation District regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors will be held at 8 a.m. Friday at the district office, 1616 E. Wooster St., Suite 32, Bowling Green.
Ohio offers animal traceability meetings PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 16 November 2013 09:46
REYNOLDSBURG - The Ohio Department of Agriculture and United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will host a series of meetings throughout the state regarding the new Animal Disease Traceability rule and how it relates to moving animals from one state to another.
The purpose of the Animal Disease Traceability rule is to protect American animal agriculture by providing producers and animal health officials with the infrastructure to improve efforts in current or emerging disease eradication and control; by providing proper traceback and traceforward capabilities for a timely response; and by addressing threats from deliberate disease introduction.
Those who transport livestock across state lines are strongly encouraged to attend. Veterinarians and their staff, OSU extension personnel, licensed livestock dealers, haulers or others interested in learning about the new Animal Disease Traceability rule are also invited.
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