'Call to Power' membership campaign for AgriWomen to be kicked off today PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 March 2014 09:19
American Agri-Women (AAW) was scheduled to kick off its membership campaign, "Call to Power" today, National Agriculture Day. The campaign's theme urges women to join the nation's largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women, which includes more than 50 state, commodity and agribusiness affiliates.
"Since 1974, women across the country have banded together to network with each other, educate consumers and policy makers about agriculture and participate in leadership development opportunities. Our combined power has made a difference and we invite others to join us," says Sue McCrum, AAW president.
The campaign runs through May 31 and includes these benefits:
• Three new members will be selected to receive free second-year memberships.
Farm Briefs: 03-22-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 22 March 2014 08:17
Final in 'P Test' series set
The Wood Soil and Water Conservation District will hold the final meeting of the "Can You Pass Your 'P' Test" series on Tuesday.
The meeting will feature Tim Barney from Agronomy First Consulting Service. Barney will be tying together the first two meetings and sharing his insight, prior attendance is not required.  Two hours of CCA credit will be offered.
The meeting will be held at the district office, 1616 E. Wooster St., Suite 32 and will begin at 7 p.m.  Call 419-354-5517 with questions or to RSVP.
4-H News: 03-19-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 March 2014 10:33
Klassy Kids
Klassy Kids 4-H Club met at McDonald's on March 9. Members had a short meeting to turn in enrollment form and everyone did that. It is planned that "Join Hands Day" will be held May 3.
The next scheduled meeting is at 4 p.m. March 23 at the North Baltimore McDonald's.

Lucky Charms
The Lucky Charms 4-H Club met March 9 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
March is Frozen Food Month! In honor of this little know holiday, members responded with their favorite frozen food for roll call. Frozen strawberries and bananas were common favorites.
For her Health and Safety report, Analisa Bihary passed out "Wellness Charts," and explained how they can be used to track overall health.
Members discussed 4-H Quilt Day, and committee.
4-H News: 03-22-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 22 March 2014 08:06
Tontogany Four Leaf Clovers
The Tontogany Four Leaf Clovers 4-H Club elected its officers on Sunday. Members of the group that were elected were Lucy Pullins, president; Nicholas McBride, vice-president; Amelia Pullins, secretary: Jannell Moser, treasurer; and Gwen Landry, news reporter. The health and safety leaders will be AJ Thomas and Ian Kress; the recreational leader is Adam Canterbury: and photographer, Kelly McBride.
Members handed in their enrollment cards and 4-H camp scholarship forms. They will receive project books, and go over judge times at the next meeting. Members have until April 15 to change their projects.
The club went over camps that members can participate in. The club members need to bring in their payment for their project books at next meeting to receive project books. Members decided there are also no dues this year, but all project books will be paid by the members.
The members went over the dress code for judging that they have to wear a collar shirt with dress pants and no T-shirts, jeans or shorts are allowed for judging. The club would like to thank the Tontogany Legion Hall for helping raise $288.
4R Nutrient program launched Tues. PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 March 2014 10:32
PERRYSBURG - More than 250 agricultural retailers and stakeholders from the Ohio, Indiana and Michigan agriculture communities attended the launch of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification program Tuesday in Perrysburg, Ohio. The voluntary program is geared toward the long-term improvement of Lake Erie's water quality by applying the 4R principles.
The 4R approach - using the Right Nutrient Source at the Right Rate and Right Time in the Right Place - serves as the guideline for the new certification program, which will be administered in the tri-state area by the Ohio AgriBusiness Association on behalf of the Nutrient Stewardship Council.
"The program has several features that will make it very effective in reducing the problems with algae blooms in Lake Erie," said Bill Stanley, assistant director of The Nature Conservancy in Ohio and a member of the Nutrient Stewardship Advisory Committee.  "Most important are a set of scientifically rigorous standards developed with industry and academic involvement, as well as independent, third-party audits to ensure that those standards are followed."
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