Agriculture

Almanac offers mix of details

I am not a regular reader of the Old Farmer’s Almanac, but when I saw a pile of copies beside a cash register, announcing that this issue is the quasqui-bicentennial issue, I was hooked. First published in 1792, the almanac has been issued continuously for 225 years. To have lasted this long ...

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE
A Canada goose and goslings walk near the Sandusky River by Kiwanis Manor Wednesday afternoon. The river was below action stage of 6 feet Wednesday night.

Flood watch issued

National Weather Service is monitoring a potential for flooding through the weekend. The weather service issued a flood watch that is in effect from 8 a.m. today until 4 a.m. Saturday. According to the weather service, heavy rain was deemed possible today into Friday. Total accumulation ...

PHOTO BY VICKI JOHNSON
Jay Fuhrer of USDA’s National Resources Conservation Service in North Dakota during the keynote address Tuesday at an Ohio Soil Health Symposium at Camden Falls.

Importance of cover crops

Cover crops creating healthy soil was the message of the keynote address Tuesday during the first Ohio Soil Health Symposium. “I used to think cover crops were important,” said Jay Fuhrer of USDA’s National Resources Conservation Service in North Dakota during his keynote address to ...

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.