Category: Farming

New Haven Farm To Fork Festival

Home Grown – Farm to Fork Festival, New Haven Farmers Market and Nights on Broadway Event- one night 3 great events! Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  —  Farm to Fork Food Tasting will be 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in Schnelker Park, 956 Park Ave & downtown on Broadway Street, New Haven,…

Milkweed Seed Pod Collection To Begin September 1St

By: Patrick Troyer, Education Specialist Paulding SWCD Due to the drastic decline in the population of the Monarch Butterfly, the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative and the Paulding SWCD are seeking public involvement to collect and drop off common and swamp milkweed pods from established plants. Milkweed is known as a pollinator species which means it…

2016 Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review

By: Sarah Noggle, OSU Extension Educators, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Paulding County The Farm Science Review is September 20-22 this year and will offer farmers and other visitors to the annual farm show the opportunity to learn the latest agricultural innovations from experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio…

Defiance Taking Applications For Supplemental Food Program

Defiance County Senior Services (DCSS) is presently accepting applications on behalf of the Toledo Seagate Food Bank for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).  Those persons who are 60 years of age and older are encouraged to apply.  Income guidelines do apply and all applications are subject to the approval of the food bank. Applications…

Woodlan FFA Awarded Hoosier degree

The Woodlan FFA Chapter had 11 members awarded Indiana FFA’s highest degree that can be bestowed upon an FFA member; the Hoosier Degree. The FFA members were awarded their Hoosier Degree during the 87th State FFA Convention held on the campus of Purdue University. The Hoosier Degree is based on a student’s supervised agriculture experience…

Woodlan FFA Awarded 87th FFA Indiana State Convention

The Woodlan FFA team finished first in the State FFA Entomology Career Development Event held at Purdue University, West Lafayette and was recently awarded at the 87th FFA Indiana State Convention for their placing and accomplishment. The Entomology CDE competition included correctly identifying insect specimens, listing the order in which the insect belonged, and answering…

Woodlan FFA Help Package Meals

The Woodlan FFA Chapter helped package 43,848 meals in the Armory at Purdue University during the 87th Indiana State FFA Convention. The packaged food will now be distributed to local Indiana food banks to help feed the less fortunate.  Nine Woodlan FFA members were part of the 160 Indiana FFA members who spent their afternoon…

NH Chamber Annual Ag Appreciation Day

The New Haven Chamber of Commerce is planning to host the Annual Ag Appreciation Day on Wednesday, August 3, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Jefferson Township Park. A Pancake and Sausage Breakfast will be provided by the Heritage and Woodlan FFA. The Chamber Ag Appreciation Day is a major promotional event for member businesses. Each…

Master Gardener Volunteers to Hold Garden Treasures Contest

By: Karen Jacobs, OSU Extension, Master Gardener Volunteer, Paulding County If thoughts of winter are swiftly being replaced by visions of sunshine yellow daffodils, cherry red tulips and tiny crocuses, if you are dreaming of a colorful landscape and if your hands are itching to dig in the soil, then the Master Gardeners Volunteers of…

Paulding FFA Members Are Growing

By: Chantal Monnier, Reporter The Paulding FFA Chapter and FFA Alumni members have been busy preparing for their annual plant event. From mixing soils, planting seeds, transplanting plant starts to labeling, cleaning and watering, the students have been learning in a hands-on environment. They have enhanced their knowledge of plant products and greenhouse operations, while…

Cooper Farms Completes New Sow Farm

  Cooper Farms held an open house and ribbon cutting on April 22 for their new sow hog farm, Pheasant Run, located in Mark Center, Ohio. The new farm will be home to female hogs and their piglets. Utilizing state of the art technology, Pheasant Run takes farming to a new level. “We like to…

24-hour Windstorm Takes Land from the County

This past Friday and Saturday there was a large windstorm passing through the region with high wind gusts. This happens quite frequently in the winter with snow and will even fill in the ditches with the pretty white stuff. This time it happened when the temperatures were hitting 50+ degrees, where the ground was bare…

WOODLAN FFA ATTENDS PLT WORKSHOP

By: Kyle Nahrwold, Woodlan FFA Reporter Woodlan FFA members participated in the Indiana State FFA PLT workshop held at the FFA Leadership Center located near Trafalgar, Indiana. PLT (Premier Leadership Training) is a specially designed workshop for all Indiana State Officers, Section Directors, District officers, State Chorus Officers and State Band Officers to be trained…