Agriculture

Plans for new year

The beginning of a new year brings many fresh starts. Of course, there are the obligatory resolutions to be made, and I have a few related to gardening as usual. I am sure I could look back at former columns and find more or less the same promises made and not kept, but here I go again with ...

AgriBiz association conference set

COLUMBUS — The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is planning its fifth annual conference Feb. 1-2 at the Columbus Marriott Northwest, providing education and networking opportunities for agribusiness professionals. Topics for presentations are to include consumer perceptions, generational ...

Archbold Equipment buying Gibbs Equipment

BELLEVUE — Archbold Equipment has entered into an agreement to acquire Gibbs Equipment of Bellevue, according to a news release. The purchase is to increase the number of Archbold Equipment locations to seven in the tristate area. The deal is to close in January, though a name change ...

Just keep pedaling

UPPER SANDUSKY - Don't look back at the sled and don't stop pedaling were words of advice for those who competed in the Wyandot County Fair's kiddie pedal pull Friday.Billy Mitchell, 9, of Upper Sandusky, competed in the pull for the first time and moved the sled 18 feet, 4 inches. He said he ...

Quickly

Kyla Orians, 10, of Upper Sandusky, competes in a nail-pounding contest during Farm Bureau festivities at the Wyandot County Fair Friday.

Wyandot County Fair Results, Sept. 17

Junior FairBeefBeef Queen: Hannah Ziegler, Barnyard Critters.Beef Ambassador: Grace Stober, Upper FFADairy FeedersChampionsRate-of-Gain: MacKenzie Kidwell, 4-Ever Kids; Reserve: Cameron Pahl, The Challengers.Lightweight: Rachel Herring, River Round Up; Reserve: Lance Bowersox, Kids Got the ...

Round and round

Macie Clark, 6, of Upper Sandusky, rides on swings at the Wyandot County Fair Friday. To view more photos from this event, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com

Soup’s on

By Jill GoscheOnline Editorjgosche@advertiser-tribune.comUPPER SANDUSKY - Local conservationists have been making stew and chili for more than 20 years.Jeff Dauterman, president of Wyandot Wildlife Conservation Clubs, said the project started with one kettle and has grown to two. The kettles ...

Wyandot County Fair Results, Sept. 16

Junior FairSheepBreedingChampionsChampion Ram Over All Breeds: Kyle Bishop, Town and Country; Reserve: Ashton Vent, Kirby Bells.Champion Ewe Over All Breeds: Ashton Vent; Reserve: Cameron Shellhouse, Kids Got the Spirit.ShowmanshipJunior: 1st, Kyle Bishop; 2nd, Liam Shellhouse, Kids Got the ...

Just a-ridin’ along

Addison Pryor, 4, of Upper Sandusky, rides a pony at the Wyandot County Fair Thursday.

Young bakers face off at fair

ATTICA - A watermelon and peace sign made from Rice Krispies and birthday displays were among the treats entered in Attica Independent Fair's first Sweet Treats Bake Off Tuesday.Tanya Nagel, the fair's Junior Fair adviser, said the bake-off was for Junior Fair exhibitors and Cloverbuds."There's ...

Attica Independent Fair Results, August 10

Attica Royalty ContestQueen: Shelby Laughlin, daughter of Brian and Martha Laughlin, Attica; Runner Up: Victoria (Tori) Miller, daughter of Sherri Bean, Bloomville.King: Jared Clark, son of Roger and Susan Clark, Bloomville.Princess: Madilyn Slingwine, daughter of Marc and Erika Slingwine, ...

Checking out a Deere

Wayne Bollinger of Attica looks at a John Deere lawnmower at the Attica Independent Fair Tuesday afternoon.

Entrepreneurial farmers leading economic progress worldwide

In June and July, this column looked at ways entrepreneurship in agriculture influences the local economy. This month's column expands the horizon a bit and examines how entrepreneur farmers are leading the change in the global economy.Since the late 1980s, free markets have led the way in ...

Big pull, big draw

The Ohio State Tractor Pullers Association's tractor pull will hit the grandstand Sunday evening for the fair's last grandstand event.Calvin Staib, a Seneca County Fair director, said the fair board is hoping to have up to 100 participants at the pull, which is to begin at 5 p.m. Admission to ...

Fair Results

Additions/corrections4-H Style Revue, Jayslynn Woodall, Sew Sharp, received first place in the Em.Bell.Ish Wearable Art. She received a modeling award.County Club Goats Corrected Breeder of the following: Peyton Miller (Class 2 of Middleweight Boer Goat), Spicer Creek Goats; Cole McDonald ...

Concentration 

Grace Painter, 4, of Fostoria, competes in the children's pedal pull at the Seneca County Fair Friday evening. To view more photos from the fair, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Young drivers take a shot

Several people ages 9-19 competed in the tractor driving contest at the Seneca County Fair Friday afternoon.Tractor driving contest superintendent Adam Horner said the contest pits contestants in three age groups (9-11, 12-15 and 16-19) against each other to see how quickly and accurately they ...

Floral exhibitors proffer fragrant entries for fair

This year, there were 12-15 exhibitors during the floral judging at the 63rd annual Seneca County Fair, with the second session Thursday.Among those exhibitors were Karen Beleny and Thelma Shuey.Beleny said she has been exhibiting her flowers for about 10 years. She primarily showcases roses, ...

World champ shows off rodeo skills

Reigning world champion Joe Courville competes in the bareback bronc competition during the International Professional Rodeo Association's Broken Horn rodeo at the Seneca County Fair Thursday night. More rodeo competition starts at 7:30 p.m. today in the grandstand. To view more photos from the ...