Young Farmer fundraiser
The Oak Harbor Young Farmer Chapter is holding a Chicken BBQ Dinner Feb. 24 in the Oak Harbor High School cafeteria.
Tickets, which are available until Feb. 20, are $8, which includes a quarter chicken, baked potato, green beans, roll and butter and a drink.
The event is the main fundraising activity for community service groups for the year 2012. Funds raised will be used to help the Holiday Bureau, sponsor an Easter Ham Give Away program, and promote youth activities. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Ottawa County Chapter #30011 is cooperating with the event.
Tickets are available from any YF member, or call YF Treasurer Louis Damschroder at 419-898-5440. This event is replacing the annual YF Consignment Sale that has been held at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds for the past 36 years.
The Common Sense Initiative was established in January 2011 to create a culture in state government that recognizes the business community as a partner in Ohio’s future.
To explain more about this initiative, the monthly Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum will host Mark Hamlin, director of regulatory policy for Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor Feb. 16 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation in Bowling Green.
The program will begin at 8 a.m. with informal networking hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT).
Hamlin will discuss how the initiative was started and how it operates including ways it helps eliminate/change regulations that get in the way of economic development and job creation. He will also report on some of the initial successes and explain how the initiative can assist the agribusiness and food processing industries in Ohio.
Farmers, agribusiness owners and supporters of Ohio’s agricultural economy are encouraged to join CIFT on the third Thursday every month for this forum.
The cost is just $10 per person (cash or check at the door), which includes breakfast and informal networking opportunities.
The Agricultural Incubator Foundation is located at 13737 Middleton Pike (SR 582). Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance by emailing