Category: Farming

2017 Paulding County Fair Result

RABBIT SHOW  Senior Rabbit Showmanship: Riley Stoller – First place-Trophy/Rosette; Junior Rabbit Showmanship: Aewyn McMichael – First place-Trophy/Rosette; Beginning Rabbit Showmanship: Claire Miller – First place-Trophy/Rosette;  Champion of Champion Rabbit Showmanship: Jowaine Grimes – First place-Chair/Rosette; Pee Wee Rabbit Showmanship: N/A; Beginner Market Skillathon (8-11 year olds): William Krynock – First place-Trophy; Intermediate Market Skillathon…

Paulding County Fair Wraps Up Another Great Year!

The Paulding County Fairgrounds were a busy place this past week and the West Bend News has been right there with the events going on. The heat was intense all week long for fairgoers and animals alike. On Monday the parade took place starting at 6:30 pm, winding through the path between the vendors and…

2017 Paulding County Junior Fair Showman of Showmen Contest

On Friday, June 16, 2017 the Showman of Showmen Contest took place at the Paulding County 4-H Fair. This contest brings the top showman of each livestock category into a final competition for overall best showman. The following top livestock showmen competed: Jowaine Grimes, Rabbits; Jacob Klopfenstein, Dairy/Beef; Faith Meraz, Goats; Trevor Speice, Swine; Hannah…

Woodlan FFA Poultry Teams Compete

Woodlan FFA members competed in the State FFA Poultry Judging contest recently held near Purdue University. The Junior Poultry   team of Emily Tripp, Dakotah Krohn, and Bailey Nickell placed 3rd in state competition in the Junior level competition. They will be         receiving a team plaque at the Indiana FFA State…

Phosphorus Risk Index Project

The Allen County Soil and Water Conservation District is looking for participants for the Phosphorus Risk Reduction Program. Grant funds provided to the SWCD from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management are available to participants in the project on a per acre basis. If you have farm land in the Upper Maumee targeted watersheds Black…

Doe-C-Doe 4-H Meeting

The Doe-C-Doe 4-H club had their meeting at the Antwerp United Methodist Church on Sunday the 5th of February at 3 o’clock pm. Members gave demonstrations about their projects. The next meeting will be on March 5th at 3 o’clock p.m. at the Antwerp United Methodist Church.

Paulding FFA Chapter Overview

By: the Paulding FFA Reporter The Paulding FFA Chapter has seen significant growth in its membership, currently there are 102 members. The Paulding FFA Officer for 2016-2017 consists of nine very active leaders.  They are as follows; President: Hannah Farr, Vice President: Chantal Monnier, Secretary: Paige Fitzwater, Treasurer: Estee Miller, Reporter: Katlynn Fuller, Sentinel: Kourtney…

Paulding FFA’s CDE team: STATE BOUND

By: Kaitlynn Fuller, Paulding FFA Reporter The Paulding FFA Chapter’s Food Science and Technology career development event (CDE) team did a tremendous job at the district competition. The Food Science and Technology CDE requires students to have an in-depth understanding of food product development and presentation and food safety issues. Participants use their sensory skills…

Paulding FFA Compete In The Parliamentary Procedure

By: Katlynn Fuller,  Paulding FFA Reporter The Paulding FFA Chapter recently competed in the Parliamentary Procedure contest. During the Parliamentary Procedure CDE, teams conduct a mock chapter meeting to demonstrate their  knowledge of basic parliamentary law and the correct use of parliamentary procedures. The Paulding FFA had a Varsity, and a JV team. The varsity…

67th Annual Paulding SWCD Banquet a Success

By: Patrick Troyer, Education Specialist Recently, the Paulding SWCD held its 67th Annual Banquet & Supervisor Election “A Community Conservation Celebration” at the Extension Hall at the Paulding County Fairgrounds. The community came out to celebrate a year’s worth of many great accomplishments for the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District in the areas of…

Balancing Nutrient Needs With Soil Health

By: Patrick Troyer, Education Specialist Paulding SWCD In recent years, an intense focus has been placed on excess nutrients making their way into our streams, rivers, and lake leading to algae blooms becoming a problem. It is not necessarily the nutrients themselves that we are placing our concern on, it is when these nutrients show…

Woodlan FFA Participates in “National Day of Service”

Woodlan FFA members participated in the National FFA “Day of Service” while in attendance at the National FFA Convention.  FFA members around the country donated service hours while helping serve the Indianapolis area with various community needs.  The Woodlan FFA was selected to work at the Indianapolis State Fair Grounds by demonstrating to area elementary…

WT FFA compete in Career Developement Event

On Tuesday November 1st, the Wayne Trace FFA Chapter had seven participants compete in the sub-districts job interview Career Development Event (CDE). The participants were Joe Schmidt, Madison Chastain, Kacey Reinhart, Leah Maassel Autumn Banks, Kristen Rittenhouse, and Haleigh Stoller. Division 2 (Sophomores) 1st place: Kristen Rittenhouse and 2nd place: Haleigh Stoller. Division 3 (Juniors)…