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Director: Operations must be actively engaged in farming to receive benefits

To be eligible for payments and benefits under specified programs, all program participants — individuals and legal entities — must provide significant contributions to the farming operation to be considered…

Students celebrate agriculture week

Students celebrate agriculture week

Carey FFA members celebrated National Agriculture Week by driving their tractors to school. Members then conducted a parade through town, traveling in front of Our Lady of Consolation School and…

State public speaking contest

State public speaking contest

Wynford FFA student Aryn Copeland (left) recently traveled to the Agricultural Technical Institute of Ohio State University for the state FFA public speaking contest, where she recited the FFA creed.…

New AGI compliance certification needed for 2013

Under the 2008 farm bill extension, all payment eligibility and payment limitation provisions were extended, including AGI limitations for the 2013 crop year, program year and fiscal year. All rules…

Farmer donates to FFA, Red Cross

Farmer donates to FFA, Red Cross

A local farmer and his wife have been selected as winners in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, and have donated $5,000 to two local groups. Jerry…

USHS freshman wins first FFA scholarship in honor of friend

USHS freshman wins first FFA scholarship in honor of friend

During Upper Sandusky FFA’s annual banquet last week, there was much to celebrate. But for several moments, tears streaked the faces of FFA members and other attendees as they remembered…

Former SWCD supervisor inducted into Ohio federation’s hall of fame

Former SWCD supervisor inducted into Ohio federation’s hall of fame

COLUMBUS — During the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts’ 70th annual conference on Feb. 26, a late farmer and former Wyandot Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor…

Producers reminded of USDA guidelines

Landowners and operators are reminded that in order to receive payments from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, compliance with highly erodible land and wetland conservation provisions is required. Farmers with…

Farmer’s share

Farmer’s share

Local FFA chapter members serve up pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs during the Wyandot County farmer’s share breakfast this morning at Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church, Upper Sandusky. Other items…

Distinquished service

Distinquished service

Earl Smith (from left), president of the Crawford Antique Farm Machinery Association, presents the club’s distinguished service award to Norm and John Schiefer, owners of Schiefer Bins LLC, of Bucyrus,…