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Fall Fish Sale

        Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting orders for its Fall Fish Sale through Oct. 12.

        Fender’s Fish Hatchery, of Baltic, Ohio will distribute the ordered fish on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 1-3 p.m. Fish available include bluegill, channel catfish, fathead minnows, largemouth bass, yellow perch, redear sunfish and white amur.

        White amur, more commonly known as “grass carp” but bear little resemblance to common carp. Members of the minnow family, they have been reported to attain weights in excess of 100 pounds and to live up to 15 years. Although cultured in Asia as a source of food, the sterile white amur is primarily used in the United States to control aquatic vegetation. They prefer leafy, rooted aquatic plants, such as pondweed and coontail. Lacking these, they will consume floating duckweed, green algae and even cattails.

        All fish must be pre-ordered and pre-paid. To receive an order form, call 419-898-1595, visit the OSWCD office at 240 W. Lake Street, Oak Harbor, visit the website at www.ottawaswcd.com. 

Ohio grape, wine industries contributing $1.3 billion

The Ohio Grape Industries Committee today released its 2016 Economic Impact report, which finds that Ohio’s grape and wine industry has a significant impact of $1.3 billion on the state’s economy and provides 8,067 full-time jobs, with more than 2,700 additional jobs created since 2012.

Using fish to grow produce

        A well-established Ohio aquaponics farm will share information on utilizing fish and hydroponic systems to grow produce sustainably year-round, at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum, Thursday, Sept. 21 from 8-9:30 a.m. 

        The event is hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation (AIF), 13737 Middleton Pike (SR 582) in Bowling Green.

        Located in Union County, Ohio, Jeni and Doug Blackburn, owners of Fresh Harvest Farms, will discuss the sustainability of aquaponics and challenges with Ohio’s climate, and provide insight into their success. Fresh Harvest Farms consists of three large greenhouses and more than 10,000 yellow perch.

        Breakfast and informal networking will start at 8 a.m., with the program to follow. Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance by visiting ciftinnovation.org. The cost is $10 per person for those who RSVP in advance, or $12 per person at the door without RSVP (cash or check) which includes breakfast and networking opportunities.

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