Country Life

FFA Alumni gun raffle and trap shoot

The Ohio FFA Alumni is holding their Second Annual 30 Guns in May gun raffle. Last year’s raffle was a great success. As with last year’s raffle, only 1,000 tickets are available and each ticket is $20 donation. The 30 guns in the raffle have a retail value of nearly $12,000. We will use the [...]

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Ohioans recognized with national scholarships

BASF, in partnership with industry-leading commodity associations, awarded academic scholarships to 12 passionate and motivated agriculture students. Along with the American Soybean Association (ASA), National Sorghum Producers (NSP), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF), BASF presented the scholarships to recipients during a ceremony at the 2017 Commodity Classic tradeshow [...]

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Weather recap and outlook

It was one of the warmest February’s one record. Here is a great summary by the National Weather Service in Wilmington, OH. https://www.weather.gov/media/iln/climate_summary/ClimateReport_February2017.pdf Further, for the period of January and February combined, many reporting stations in Ohio had the most number of 60+ days ever recorded. Columbus 60+ degree days Jan/Feb (rank, year, #60+degree days, [...]

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Temple Grandin speaking at Wilmington College

Temple Grandin, the renowned author and advocate for farm animal welfare and persons afflicted with autism, will speak at Wilmington College March 30 during two sessions, 3 and 7:30 p.m., in Hugh G. Heiland Theatre. Wilmington College’s Agriculture Department and the Clinton County Farm Bureau are co-sponsoring the event, which is free of charge and [...]

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Ohio 4-H member wins national award for STEM work

She can recite Newton’s laws the way most people give out phone numbers. She built a model of a trebuchet — a catapult-like device used in the Middle Ages to hurl stones — and can accurately predict the trajectory of the marble it throws. She even decorated the mini weapon with a picture of the [...]

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AgCredit hosting a succession planning event

Planning for the next farming generation brings about many challenges as well as emotional issues. To help you through this time, AgCredit will be hosting a succession planning seminar on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The featured speaker is Dr. Ron Hanson, recently retired professor from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Hanson was raised on a [...]

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USDA announces funding to improve rural electric infrastructure

Rural Development Acting Deputy Under Secretary Roger Glendenning recently announced that USDA is making loans to electric cooperatives that will help continue to deliver safe, reliable and affordable electricity to rural residents, business and institutions in nine states. “USDA continues to be a partner with cooperatives and utilities to expand and modernize the rural electric [...]

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Beware of “storm-chaser scams” after severe weather

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine this week warned consumers to beware of home repair scams following the severe weather that hit Ohio in recent days. With rural areas seeming to receive a brunt of the damage from storms, the advice rings especially true for those living in the country. “If you have downed trees, a [...]

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Put your best fork forward this month

“Put your best fork forward” is the theme for National Nutrition Month 2017. It’s a reminder that we each hold the tool in our own hands to improve our health today and in the future. Small bitesize changes are all it takes to make a difference in the long haul of our overall health. Even our [...]

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