The Wyandot County Farmers Union recently held its annual meeting at the Village Restaurant in Upper Sandusky. Ohio Farmers Union President Roger Wise gave a prayer before dinner.
Wyandot County Farmers Union Secretary Rosella Bear introduced the speaker for the evening. Charlotte Leeth presented information about home remedies and distributed copies of some examples. Some members also shared remedies used in the past.
The same officers were elected for the new year. They are Fred Culver, president; and Bear, secretary and treasurer.
Roger Wise talked about new County-of-Origin Labels (COOL) for meat and poultry products, which went into effect Thanksgiving week. Common-sense labels provide clearer, more transparent and more accurate information to let consumers know where their food comes from, he said. New labels distinguish where livestock were born, raised and processed.
Wise also spoke about voluntary check-offs and renewable energy.
Upcoming events include the Ohio Farmers Union 80th annual state convention, which will begin at 1 p.m. Jan. 31 and end Feb. 1 after lunch. The convention site is the Columbus Airport Marriott, 1375 N. Cassady Ave., Columbus. For more information, contact Linda Jones Borton at 800-321-3671, 419-523-5300 or 419-969-0413.
To start off the conference, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is scheduled for a meet-and-greet from 11:45 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., followed by Brown’s remarks and an opportunity for questions.
Three delegates and one alternate were chosen to represent the Wyandot County group at the convention. Delegates are Culver and Robert and Rosella Bear. Sue Culver was chosen as an alternate.
The national convention will be held March 11-14 at Santa Fe, N.M., with the theme “Spicing Up Agriculture.”
Julie Herring was in charge of the annual poster contest sponsored by OFU, for which posters were due from first- through sixth-graders on Dec. 31. The theme was farm safety. Winners of the contest will be announced at the OFU convention.
Sue Culver furnished table favors for those in attendance.