Elmwood FFA wins state title PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 19 April 2014 08:12
The Elmwood FFA team won the State FFA Ag. Mechanics Skills Career Development Event by not only taking first place but having all three of its team members sweep the top three individual positions.
Senior Mitch Beaverson claimed first place individual honors and earned a $1,000 scholarship to Ohio State University's Agricultural Technical Institute.
Junior Jay Graham was  second.
Rounding out the team was Garrett Benschoter in third place, out of 62 contestants.
The competition for the contest took place April 11 at ATI in Wooster.
4-H News: 04-19-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 19 April 2014 08:08
Wood 'n Horses
Wood 'n Horses 4-H Club met on March 21. The members sold raffle tickets as a fundraiser for the club. The raffle ticket prizes were horse supplies including a girth, fly spray, and other things. The money will be put towards bedding for the horses during fair.
The next meeting was scheduled to have been held Thursday.
Ag entrepreneurship focus of ag breakfast PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 12 April 2014 08:11
Dr. Ian Blount, Sr. will discuss agribusiness entrepreneurship at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum April 17, from 8 - 9:30 a.m. at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation.  
Blount, vice president and COO of Coalescence, LLC, has years of experience in the food and agribusiness industries. He served as director of food service sales at Glory Foods, and was the national account manager for Kahiki Foods, where he was responsible for developing and growing business with club stores like Costco and Walmart.
In 2005, he and his wife started Coalescence, a customer food ingredient and flavor  manufacturing company in Columbus.
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The $10 fee can be paid at the door in check or cash. Walk-ins are welcome but reservation are preferred. For information call 419-535-6000, ext. 100.
Eastwood FFA celebrates a great year PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Farm Editor   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:39
(From left) Bailey Kruse, Lane Kemner, Jolynn Nissen, Garrett Tuck, Allison Abke, and Logan Browne. (Photos: Shane Hughes/Sentinel-Tribune)
PEMBERVILLE - Those attending the annual Eastwood FFA banquet were treated to a new format for this year's event.
While the Pemberville Legion catered this year's event, for the first time in many years, the banquet was not held at the Legion's banquet center. Those attending ate at the high school's lunch room before moving to the auditorium for the awards presentations.
Retired FFA adviser David Little and Nathan, Nolan and Nick Eckel were recognized with honorary chapter membership. Logan Browne was recognized as the top senior; Lane Kemner and Garrett Tuck were awarded Star Chapter honors, while Jolynn Nissen and Allison Abke were named the Star Greenhand recipients.
Little was the adviser of the Eastwood FFA Chapter from 1978 to 2013. Though his award was announced he was not in attendance and it was announced he will be honored with this award at the 2015 banquet.
The Eckel Family has been supporters of the Eastwood FFA chapter even before the three honorees graduated. Since 2000, the family has donated charcoal every year for the annual chicken barbecue. Each of the men received both their FFA State and American degree honors; Nathan, the eldest Eckel in 2000 and 2001; followed by Nolan in 2002 and in 2004; and the youngest, Nick, in 2007 and 2009.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:45
ODA certified Ohio marketing referendum PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 12 April 2014 08:07
REYNOLDSBURG - The Ohio Department of Agriculture has certified the results of the Ohio Corn Marketing Program Referendum. The referendum, seeking to increase the state checkoff on corn from ½ of a cent to ¾ of a cent per bushel, received enough favorable votes to pass.
A total of 964 votes were certified; 819 votes, or 85 percent of the total, were cast in favor of the referendum and 145 votes, or 15 percent, were opposed to the increase.  Producers were able to vote by absentee ballot, and also in person at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association Office, and at OSU Extension offices.
The provisions of the Ohio Corn Marketing Program are defined in section 924 of the Ohio Revised Code. The ODA has the authority through section 924 to oversee state commodity checkoff programs, including administration of the referendum process, budgetary oversight, and authority to assist in establishing new commodity programs.
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