At the 2012 State Fair, nine interactive Ag is Cool! stations offered activities for students, including milking a life-like cow, identifying bugs using a microscope and clues, learning about exporting livestock in a sequencing game, and comparing weights of animals and humans on scales. Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio State Fair and the Buckeye State's agri...
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Check out our Education e-Newsletter (attachment below the picture) we email to school Superintendents and Principals in the county twice a year. Take a look and if you like what you see please encourage your area schools to participate in teaching children the great importance of agriculture... you can even volunteer to help with the activities! If you have further questions or comments please co...
Introducing your 2012-2013 Board of Trustees and Officers… President: Aaron Heilers, At-Large District Vice President: Kevin Martin, District #2, Organization Chair Secretary: Bobby Bender, District #4 Treasurer: Tom Seger, District # 4 Mike Bensman, District #2 Steve Berning, District #3, Food & Animal Issues Chair Brent Clinehens, District#1, Membership Chair Jon Everett, District...
Pioneer Day, held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Oct. 3, was a day of learning how the pioneers lived and discovered new ways of living. More than 900 4th graders from Anna, Botkins, Jackson Center, Fairlawn, Houston, Fort Loramie, Russia, and Sidney learned from Shelby County Farm Bureau members how butter was discovered and then made some for themselves to enjoy with crackers, YUM!...
FARM TOUR FUN!! The 2012 Shelby County Drive-it-Yourself Farm Tour was held Sunday, Sept. 16 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in southwestern Shelby County including Cynthian, Loramie, and Washington Townships. Thanks to all of our farm stops... Art Ayers Family Beef & Grain, Schafer Dairy Farm, Ron & Barb Heilers Dairy Goats, Brenda & Craig Langston, Sr. and Craig Langston, Jr. Longhorn Cattle, ...
The 2012 Annual Meeting held Aug. 26 at the St. Michaels Hall in Fort Loramie was a great success! Special thanks to all of our board members and committee chairs for all of their hard work planning and setting up this year-end event! ...
Once again this year the Promotion and Education Committee and Safety Committee hosted a Poster and Essay Contest for 3rd Graders in county schools. Last year the contest was changed from a Safety Poster Contest to the theme "What steps does my food go through to get to my plate?" and an Essay Contest was also added. This year three county schools participated in the contest including Anna, Botkin...
During the last week in March, the 2012 Salad Project began! Since then, at the Emerson Elementary in Sidney, you could find planters with sprouting plants in and outside the school. Vickie Peltier's third grade class planted seeds in its planters outside the school including lettuce, spinach, radishes, onions, and peas. NEW THIS YEAR, single planters, constructed by Fort Loramie FFA members, insi...
Throughout the year our P & E (Promotion and Education) Committee organizes and helps with several of our events including Blood Drives, Ag. Day at Krogers, Poster & Essay Contest, Conservation Day Camp, Natural Resources Fair Display, and Pioneer Day. To thank the P & E Committe for all they do, we have a Spring Tour every year. On April 24 we traveled to Cincinnati and toured the Int...
On April 20, Shelby Co. Farm Bureau's Jill Smith, organization director, joined Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District's Lynda Adams, education coordinator, to celebrate Earth Day with Houston 1st Graders. The kids made Seed Necklaces, Pinecone Bird Feeders, and listened to several stories on seeds. Thank you Houston 1st Graders and until next year... Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!...
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