Ag Notes Week Of 3/7/2022

Staff Writer

Fruit tree clinic offered
The Ohio State University Extension Wood County is offering a fruit tree clinic to educate participants on how to purchase trees based on rootstocks, pollinator trees, major diseases, and insect pests.
The clinic will also cover how to grow fruit trees utilizing both organic and conventional production techniques and include some general pruning tips.
The clinic is scheduled March 19 from 8 a.m. to noon at Haslinger Orchards, 7404 U.S. Route 6, Gibsonburg.
There is no charge for the class however reservations are required. Class is limited to the first 20 registrations. For information contact the Ohio State University Wood County Extension office at 419- 819-3071.
Haslinger Orchards is a family-owned orchard and farm spanning five generations. It specializes in fruits such as peaches, nectarines, apples, pears, and plums as well as many vegetables and items like homemade jams, apple cider, dried fruits, nuts, and candy.

Ag community breakfast
To celebrate agriculture and honor local producers, local ag agencies and sponsors are celebrating National Agriculture Week by hosting an Agriculture Community Breakfast Friday, March 25 at 8 a.m. at St John Lutheran Church in Oak Harbor.
The cost for the all-you-can-eat scrambled egg, pancake and sausage breakfast is $5. The event is open to all individuals that support the agricultural community.
The guest speaker will be Micah Mensing, with Farm Credit Mid-America. Mensing, a former intern with the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District, will share lessons learned since leaving the district.
Proceeds from the breakfast go back into the agricultural community through various scholarships. This year’s scholarships will be awarded at the breakfast.
To RSVP, call 419-898-1598 or email


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