AG News Archives for 2013-08


 

One of the Residential Beautification Award winners for Keep Hardin County Beautiful for August is Mike and Brenda Cramer, of Kenton.  There is a wall all along the sidewalk in front of their home with hostas, ferns, ivy, rocks and lights.  At the top of the steps, there is a full-size bicycle with baskets of flowers attached. 

 

This is just the beginning of a gardener’s paradise.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio farmers and others interested in nutrient and water quality issues now have a convenient online source of information and commentary. The OHWATER page is housed on the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) website at ofb.ag/ohwater.
 
OHWATER provides a comprehensive look at Ohio agriculture’s efforts to improve the quality of water in the state’s lakes and streams. The page compiles content from universities, news media, farm and environmental organizations, government, businesses, individuals and OFBF sources.
Using the social media platform Storify, OHWATER links to articles, blogs, videos, Facebook and Twitter posts and other sources of news and opinion. The page’s Twitter hashtag is #ohwater.
 
Ohio Farm Bureau is part of an alliance of farm organizations, environmental advocates, academia, businesses and other interested parties who are focused on preventing phosphorus from escaping from farm fields, an occurrence that contributes to harmful algal blooms. OHWATER is a collecting point for all facets of the nutrient and water quality conversation

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Hardin County Farm Bureau Organization Director Darren Frank showcases one of the caution signs that the bureau is working to have placed on Hardin County Roadways at the annual meeting Thursday night.
 
The Hardin County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting at The Plaza Inn in Mt. Victory Thursday night.
 
Along with appointing new board members and selecting delegates to the 2014 Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, the board also reviewed many of the Hardin County Farm Bureau activities over the past year. According to Organization Director Darren Frank, the Hardin County Farm Bureau has been quite active in and around Hardin County.
 
"We've had much success over the past year, visiting all the fairs of course and our membership drives. Tonight we recognized five members for their work in enrolling people into Farm Bureau which is unheard of. Also we are working with the Hardin County Engineers Office on a campaign to place caution signs on Hardin County roadways to remind drivers that this is a farming community and to use caution when driving" said Frank.
 
The members present also voted on new policies for the next year.

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