Poppies, Poppies, Poppies was a phrase I remembered from the classic “Wizard of Oz” 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro Goldwyn Mayer.
As a Wood County Senior Fair Board member, Conni Grames is asked about 10 times a day: Is there going to be a fair this summer?
The Bowling Green FFA has had a busy, but early, end to the 2019-20 school year.
Maple trees this year just do not look right. Why? What is going on?
A farmer plants crops Tuesday morning near the corner of Liberty Hi Road and Cross Creek Road east of Tontogany. Farmers throughout the area have begun planting.
Between April 1 and 18, multiple dairy farms in northeast and western Ohio were among many across the nation to dispose of milk at the direction of processors and cooperatives that said they couldn’t use the usual amount shipped to them. Schools, restaurants and other facilities closed due t…
On April 17, the preliminary details about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program were released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture program aimed to assist farmers, ranchers and consumers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Otsego High School FFA students didn’t want to miss out on their annual Drive Your Tractor to School Day, so they planned a modified version, driving past their teacher’s house. The students drove by the home of ag teacher and FFA adviser Debbie Ayers on April 25. The surprise was planned by…
Vegetable gardening is fun and rewarding. Growing food at home has never seemed like a better idea.
The Bowling Green Farmers Market will open for the season on May 13. Hours are 4-7 p.m.
Figuring out how to have a fair during a coronavirus pandemic is going to take time and guidance.
If you are storing more grain on farm this spring than usual, you are not alone.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A public comment period on the status of water quality in Lake Erie has been extended until mid-June, state officials said.
Alan Sundermeier is known for his extensive extension knowledge that assists farmers.
Pre-emergent (PRE) herbicides prevent weed seeds from developing and growing into mature plants.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After enduring extended trade disputes and worker shortages, U.S. hog farmers were poised to finally hit it big this year with expectations of climbing prices amid soaring domestic and foreign demand.
COLUMBUS — The H2Ohio program, which aims at reducing phosphorus in the Maumee River Watershed, is in jeopardy due to the new coronavirus and its effect on the state budget.
Agriculture is no stranger to contagious disease.
It’s too early to decide if the roar of the tractor pulls, the guitars from the arts festival and the cheers for the 4-H children will be silenced this summer.
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 educator 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.