Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Healthy Finances professionals are sensitive to the economic challenges families and their communities are facing during the coronavirus pandemic.
The 4-H CarTeens program has been a viable source of driver education for first-time teen traffic offenders in Wood County since 2010.
4-Hers Keep Learning While Supporting “Health to Better Living”
BG FFA started the busy month of February with success at the district level of the Public Speaking CDE.
The following are recommendations for using herbicides to terminate a cover crop, according to Dr. Mark Loux, OSU Extension.
In 2014, water quality issues in Northwest Ohio were brought to the forefront.
As Wood County farmers are preparing for the 2020 cropping season, the challenges of 2019 may still linger. There are basically three scenarios which will influence 2020 cropping practices.
The second semester of the 2019-20 school year saw Chloe Metcalf begin her student teaching at Bowling Green High School.
WHITEHOUSE — Sign-up is now open for the 2020 Community Supported Agriculture program at Bittersweet Farms, now in its 10th year.
Sulfur is an essential macronutrient for crop production, often ranked behind only nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium in importance.
Tar Spot of Corn
Wood County’s longtime extension education and contributor to the Sentinel-Tribune has been awarded an Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association service award.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has more than $70,000 in scholarships available to Ohio students from rural, suburban and urban communities who are pursuing degrees connected in some way to agriculture.
H2Ohio is Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s initiative to ensure safe and clean water for all Ohioans.
The Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Forum is set for Thursday from 8-9:30 a.m. at the AIF/NOCK is located at 13737 Middleton Pike.
COLUMBUS (AP) — Extreme weather, trade tensions, declining prices, lack of access to health care and urban sprawl.
CIRCLEVILLE (AP) — A new measure proposed in the Ohio House of Representatives could help farmers by eliminating an administrative process in the Current Agricultural Use Vale (CAUV) program.
Over the years we have developed databases of winter temperatures followed by scouting to indicate starting pathogen populations for Ohio, according to Dr. Kelly Tilmon, OSU entomologist.
CELINA – They’ve raised chickens. They’ve grown vegetables. And along the way the juveniles on probation have learned discipline, responsibility and the importance of community.
This year’s grain is presenting increased challenges due to more fines during harvest, warm fall temperatures making it difficult to cool grain properly, and higher moisture grain due to the crop being drought or frost killed.
PERRYSBURG — Area farmers can be paid for taking part in a series of best practices to ensure safe and clean water for all Ohioans.
PERRYSBURG – Verification of new farming practices was part of Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda’s address to the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments 2020 General Assembly on Monday at the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons.
Pesticide training, safety and education are just some of the programs involved with the Pesticide Education Program, a part of Ohio State University Extension.
Carter Historic Farm is starting a new program with their extra barn space and pasture area.
The 2020 Current Agricultural Use Value renewal forms have been mailed to property owners currently enrolled in the program, according to Matthew Oestreich, Wood County auditor.
The Elmwood FFA had another successful year in its Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event where members competed at the county level and advanced to the district contest.
COLUMBUS – To help Ohio farmers and agribusinesses finance the up-front costs of this year’s growing season, Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague has opened the application period for the Ag-LINK program. The application period will remain open until March 20.
The public is invited to attend the annual Northern Ohio Crops Day on Feb. 6. It will be held at Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed, 1387 N. Ohio 590, Gibsonburg.
COLUMBUS – H2Ohio funding totalling $30 million will be available for Ohio farmers in more than a dozen counties, including Wood, beginning next month.
The 2020 tree seedling sale by Wood Soil and Water Conservation District offers several different varieties.
2019 was full of challenges, including what to do with purchased seed that did not get planted.
TOLEDO — Farms in Northwest Ohio will be the first in the state to gain certification as environmentally sustainable, a project funded by the governor’s H2Ohio program.
TONTOGANY — Jacob Thomas and Shannon Weihl became the 71st and 72nd American FFA Degree recipients from the Otsego Penta FFA chapter since 1959.
Few — if any — farmers will claim that 2019 was a banner year.
FINDLAY – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry is currently working on a 10-year update of Ohio’s Forest Action Plan which includes a statewide assessment of Ohio’s valuable forest resources.
A large number of Ohio farmers hire machinery operations and other farm related work to be completed by others. This is often due to lack of proper equipment, lack of time or lack of expertise for a particular operation.
Elmwood FFA members Mason Benschoter and Colleen Kreais received the American FFA Degree on Nov. 2.
The BG FFA American FFA Degree recipients for 2019 were Morgan DeSmith and Susie Foos.
The Bowling Green FFA was recognized as a nationally rated 3-star chapter, the highest ranking a chapter can receive, at the national convention.
The Elmwood FFA Chapter attended the 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo in October in Indianapolis.
Eastwood FFA members Allison Abke, Jessica Lang and Meghan Melcher received the American FFA Degree on Nov. 2.
Otsego FFA Chapter has been named and honored as a 2019 Top Ten Model of Excellence winner at the 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis.
Sixteen Eastwood FFA members attended this year’s national FFA convention, which was held in Indianapolis from Oct. 30-Nov. 2.
FOSTORIA — AgCredit, one of northern Ohio’s largest lenders for farmers, rural homeowners and agribusiness, has announced the 2019 recipients of its Mission Fund.
The Purdue Top Farmer Conference will feature a pre-conference workshop focused entirely on risk management strategies on Jan. 9.
Corn hybrid selection is about more than maturity and agronomic properties.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) Division of Soil and Water Conservation is making farmers aware of funding available through the Lake Erie Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP).
Elmwood FFA members traveled to Otsego High School to receive their Chapter FFA Degrees on Sept. 30. Otsego hosted a ceremony for second year FFA members in Wood County that met all requirements to receive this degree.
The contestants returned on Saturday after gaining a bunch of weight in roughly four months. Chris P. Bacon weighed in at 318 pounds while Honey Bun tipped the scales at 290 pounds. They were respectively awarded the grand and reserve championship honors at the Catch a Pig show and sale from…
Join OSU Extension as it presents a hands-on, intensive small grains management workshop for Ohio crop producers. This workshop will help you become a more profitable small grain producer and will feature a range of winter wheat and barley management topics including:
The University of Findlay has announced the launch of their online Master of Arts in Education degree emphasizing STEAM instruction that will expand participants’ capacity to provide students high-quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) learning experience. This new …