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Not only did the judges taste the barbecue, the macaroni and cheese and the salads, so did the audience.

The Wood County Fair’s annual Flower Show offers fairgoers of all ages the opportunity to see and learn about a variety of different flowers.

Tensions ran high as rain fell at the start of the 2022 Wood County Fair opening ceremony, but it stopped for a clear and comfortable parade and the coronation of the Junior Fair King and Queen.

Most entertainment at fairs, such as rides and carnival games, usually cost a few dollars or tickets. However the people at Patriot Games Mobile Laser Tag wanted to a fair game — without spending a penny.

Nathan Avers is the son of Rob and Michelle Avers. He is a first-year member of Prime Cut Kids 4-H Club and a prior nine-year member of Tontogany Four Leaf Clovers. He is also a member of the Otsego FFA, trapshooting club and track team.

Kylee Bankey is the daughter of Derek and Jennifer Bankey. She is a graduate of McComb High School. She is representing the Jackson Livestock 4-H Club. She is involved in the marching band and New Hope Christian Church youth group. She also shows dairy cattle at the fair.

FOSTORIA — Dusty Sonnenberg of Hamler, Kevin Flanagan of Van Buren and Scott Chalfin of Risingsun have been elected to serve on the board of AgCredit, one of northern Ohio’s largest lenders to farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners.

The 94th State FFA Convention returned in person for the first time in 2 years at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, from May 5-6.

After two years, the Bowling Green FFA members, parents and community supporters were finally able to come together and hold an in-person annual banquet, celebrating 91 years.

FOSTORIA — AgCredit – one of northern Ohio’s largest lenders for farmers, rural homeowners and agribusiness – has launched their Feed the Farmer initiative.

The Wood Soil & Water Conservation District, chartered in 1949 as a result of the devastating Dust Bowl of the 1930s, continues to be the local soil and water conservation resource. With the current concerns of soil health and water quality, the board of supervisors and district staff ar…

LIME CITY – The driveway to Tom Schaller’s farm in Perrysburg Township was filled with more than 22 pickup trucks representing local farmers concerned with how inflation is affecting their businesses.

The 2022 tree seedling sale is going on now through March 1. Tree seedling pick-up is April 14 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Wood County Fairgrounds, Exhibition (Champion) Building.

Cate Korsnack has joined the Wood County Ag-Venture as an intern. She has a passion for agriculture, local ties to the community and is a communication and digital marketing student at the University of Toledo. Her personality, skills, and passion are an asset to the 2022 Wood County Ag-Vent…

Wood County farmers met on Wednesday for the first of the 2022 monthly From the Farm meetings held by Wood Soil and Water Conservation District at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Matthew Oestreich, Wood County Auditor has announced that the 2022 Current Agricultural Use Value renewal forms have been mailed to property owners currently enrolled in the program. Eligible property owners, who are not currently enrolled, may also apply for the program now.

During the last week of October, 12 members of the Bowling Green FFA chapter were selected to travel to Indianapolis to attend the 94th annual National FFA Convention and Expo.

FOSTORIA — AgCredit, one of northern Ohio’s largest lenders for farmers, rural homeowners and agribusiness, is awarding a total of $125,000 in Mission Fund grants to 14 community organizations in support of their efforts to improve the quality of life in communities primarily within the coop…

PEMBERVILLE — The Eastwood FFA Chapter held their annual Greenhand Degree Ceremony for all first year agricultural education students in the Eastwood High School Auditorium on Nov. 11.