Category: Farming

NSCC BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVES NEW AGRONOMY PROGRAM

The Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees met in regular session on Friday, December 14 on the Archbold campus. As part of the meeting, the Board approved a new Associate of Applied Science – Agronomy program. The program will prepare graduates for careers in agronomic related fields, with an emphasis in nutrient management and…

WLEB Nutrient Management Specialist joins Paulding SWCD

By: Patrick Troyer, Paulding SWCD  The Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District is pleased to welcome Tayler Coy as our newest addition to the office as the Western Lake Erie Basin Nutrient Management Specialist. Tayler covers the following three counties in his position: Paulding, Defiance, and Williams County. Let’s cover a bit of information about…

Wayne Trace Local Schools celebrating America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant

Wayne Trace Local Schools has been named a $10,000 grant recipient for the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, and will be celebrating with a check-presentation ceremony December 22, 2018 at half-time of the varsity boys’ basketball game at the Wayne Trace High School gymnasium. The district plans to use…

69th Annual Paulding SWCD Banquet Highlights Many Accomplishments

By: Patrick Troyer, Paulding SWCD  Recently, the Paulding SWCD held its 69th Annual Banquet & Supervisor Election “A Community Conservation Celebration”. 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 technical assistance, educational programming, nutrient management, ditch maintenance, and…

Paulding FFA Hosts Sub-District Job Interview Contest

By: Sydney Reineck, Paulding FFA Reporter The Paulding FFA hosted the sub-district job interview contest on Monday, November 5th. There were 5 chapters that attended the contest. At the contest, members have 15 minutes to fill out an application. Once the application is filled out, the members are interviewed by a judge based on their…

Understanding Conservation Practices: Grassed Waterways

By: Patrick Troyer, Paulding SWCD The Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) aids landowners on a variety of best management practices (BMPs) that aid in the preservation of our soil & water resources. The number of practices that can be installed are numerous, but we want to inform the residents we serve of the…

Paulding FFA Travels to the National FFA Convention

By: Sydney Reineck, Reporter The Paulding FFA Chapter had 12 members and two advisors attend the 91st Annual FFA National Convention in Indianapolis on October 23rd – 27th.  The chapter left after school on Tuesday and arrived in Indianapolis. Each FFA member on the trip received a Paulding FFA jacket to wear during the trip…

Woodlan FFA – 3 Star National Chapter

The Woodlan FFA Chapter was recognized at the 91st National FFA Convention as a 3 Star National Chapter out of three possible stars. The Woodlan FFA received a plaque for this accomplishment on the National FFA Convention stage. This is the highest award bestowed to any chapter by the National FFA Organization.  To qualify for…

Woodlan FFA Attends 91st National FFA Convention & Expo

The Woodlan FFA Chapter was represented by 12 chapter members at the recent 91st National FFA Convention & Expo held at the Indianapolis Convention Center and at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse located in downtown Indianapolis.  At the FFA National Convention, members visited the Career Exhibition Hall to gain knowledge of new innovations and insights in…

Understanding Conservation Practices: Blind Inlets

By: Patrick Troyer, Paulding SWCD  At the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), we seek to ensure that the residents and producers of Paulding County are well informed of the best management practices (BMPs) that our office can assist with as we seek to preserve and protect the natural resources of Paulding County. We…

Woodlan FFA Members SOAR

Woodlan FFA members recently attended the SOAR conference held at the Indiana FFA Leadership Center in Trafalgar, Indiana. SOAR is an acronym for Seeking Opportunities and Achieving Results. The conference theme was “Off To The Races,” that was paired with a horse racing setting.  The students attended the three day conference to receive training on…