Elmwood FFA CDE teams perform well PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 10:28
The month of October has resulted in four Elmwood FFA Career Development teams achieving success. The first of these was the chapter’s urban soils team which participated in the state contest in Madison County on Oct. 12. The team ranked 10th out of 49 teams and was led by Garrett Benschoter who placed 10th overall. Other team members contributing were Chelsie Schmitz, Amanda Jones, and Samantha Laborie.
Urban soils contestants evaluate soils for slope, land form, flooding and slippage hazard, texture, and water table. They also recommend practices to maintain or improve an existing soil site.
Joining the urban team was the chapter’s rural team which ranked 22nd out of 53 teams. The team was led by Ashley Veryser (65th). She was joined by Andrew Housholder, Emily Schmitz, and Tiffany Gonyer. In the rural contest, members evaluate soils for slope, depth or erosion of topsoil, texture, depth, and natural drainage. They also assign limitations, determine land use, and recommend conservation practices.
Fair board begins planning for 2014 fair PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Farm Editor   
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 10:26
Fall meetings of the Senior Fair Board often focus on advance planning for the following year’s county fair. Thursday’s October meeting was no exception.
Members made plans for the upcoming state convention, as well as pondering possible changes and upgrades for the 2014 Wood County Fair.
Among the items addressed was the possibility of installing 28 center handrails in the grandstand. One bid estimate was submitted in the amount of $12,760. Board members decided to get additional estimates and evaluate whether the need justifies the expense.
Board secretary and fair manager Dick King said it was his understanding that regulations do not require they have those handrails as those grandstands are “grandfathered in” and thus not required.
Though King and other board members know the value of having handrails to assist fairgoers to climb up the into the grandstands, they also noted the narrow aisles which would be further narrowed with the handrails being installed.
Farm Briefs: 10-26-13 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
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.
BG FFA has a very successful fall PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 26 October 2013 08:35
Bowling Green High School’s vice principal, Dr. Bob Yenrick, takes a swing at a truck during a fundraiser for the FFA chapter. (Photo courtesy of BG FFA)
After a very busy and successful summer for the Bowling Green FFA chapter, when school started the pace picked up.
Before school even started, members parked cars for the National Tractor Pull, where they raised more than $1,350 for Toledo Children's Hospital.
Another Toledo Children's Hospital fundraiser the FFA hosted was held several weeks later with the annual tailgate before the Bobcats' home football game against Springfield. At that fundraiser, a dunk tank featured teachers, administrators and FFA students. The two teachers that participated were Callie Maas and Kristen Carpenter. The two administrators were the vice principal, Dr. Bob Yenrick and the principal, Jeff Dever. The four FFA members being dunked in the fundraiser were the chapter's reporter, Amanda Barndt, the secretary, Madalyn Fletcher, the treasurer, Alex Wynn and a member, Max Holstein.
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.
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