Deadline extended for statewide essay contest PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 February 2014 10:42
Third-grade classes can win chance to experience farming firsthand as part of the "For Your InFARMation" program.
The Ohio Livestock Coalition has announced it has extended the deadline for the annual statewide essay contest to March 14. The group will award a free, all-expenses-paid field trip to an Ohio livestock farm to the winning essay-writers' entire class. More specific information about the essay contest rules is available at
As part of an ongoing effort of the OLC to teach Ohio students about the origins of the food they eat and the important role agriculture plays in Ohio's economy, the OLC is conducting a statewide essay contest for third-grade students. Participants are asked to respond to the question, "How do Ohio farmers make sure we have good, safe food to eat?"
The For Your InFARMation program is designed to teach students about farmers and the economy, livestock farming, keys to safe and healthy food and careers in agriculture and includes free materials for teachers.
Farm Briefs: 02-22-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 22 February 2014 09:28
Second 'P' test session set
The Wood Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding part two of the "Can you pass your 'P' Test" series.
Greg LaBarge from OSU Extension will be discussing keeping your nutrients where they belong. The session will offer two hours of CCA credits. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Wood SWCD conference room, 1616 E. Wooster St., Suite 32.  With additional questions or to RSVP please call 419-354-5517.
4-H club news (2-18-14) PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 18 February 2014 10:46
Golden Key
The Golden Key 4-H Club will have its first meeting of the year at 2 p.m. Sunday at the South Liberty United Methodist church.
The church is located at the corner of Bays and Potter Roads. Enrollment forms will be available at the meeting or you may go to the 4-H website and download the form.
Project updates, requirements and important dates will be discussed. For further information you may contact advisers - Kalin or Doug Kale at 419-686-1935 or Peg Naus at 419-575-3099.

Reporter reminder
All Wood County 4-H clubs are reminded to submit information regarding their club to the farm editor, Bill Ryan. His e-mail is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . call 419-352-4611 with any questions.
New home sought for Destiny PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 22 February 2014 09:27
The Wood County Humane Society is looking for a permanent home for one of its long-term residents: a horse by the name of Destiny.
Destiny is a six year-old Paso Fino mare with a friendly personality. According to Shelter Manager Erin McKibben, Destiny and several other horses came to the WCHS nearly five years ago as part of a cruelty case.
McKibben said that the horses "weren't being cared for at all, and Destiny lacked a lot of nutrition (because she was a baby at the time), and we originally thought she wouldn't grow right and would have deformities." However, he adds, Destiny has "defied the odds and developed into quite the nice, healthy young mare she is today."
Destiny currently stands for the farrier and loves to be groomed. In 2011, she received 60 days of training and continues to be ridden on a weekly basis. Currently, Destiny requires an experienced rider, but with time and patience she could be suitable for riders of all skill and experience levels. Destiny has been fostered by the Healing Barn since 2008.
Tractor Supply again supports FFA PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 18 February 2014 09:18
BRENTWOOD, Tenn.  - Following a successful initial campaign in 2013, Tractor Supply Company has announced the second annual Growing Scholars program in partnership with the National FFA Foundation. Last year, Tractor Supply customers donated $362,324, resulting in 284 scholarships awarded to FFA members in their pursuit of a college degree.
The Growing Scholars program will be supported nationally by each of the more than 1,245 Tractor Supply and Del's Feed & Farm Supply stores Feb. 14-23, which includes National FFA Week. Tractor Supply customers can donate $1 or more at store registers during the checkout process to support local FFA chapters and their members. Ninety percent of funds raised through Tractor Supply's Growing Scholars program will be utilized to fund scholarships for FFA members. The remaining 10 percent of donations will benefit state FFA organizations.
"The funding we received from our customers last year was incredible," said Tractor Supply President and CEO Greg Sandfort. "We're honored to be able to provide critical funding to FFA members who intend to pursue a college degree and local FFA chapters that enrich the lives of young members by teaching life skills, citizenship and leadership qualities. Giving back to our 1,200-plus communities that we serve is very important, and the Growing Scholars program is one of the ways that we support our current and future customers and future team members."
To be eligible for the scholarship program, students must be current FFA members and either high school seniors or a freshman, sophomore or junior college student seeking a two- or four-year degree or other specialized training program. Major areas of study will also be considered when determining scholarship recipients.
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