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Women in ag conference
Participants will choose from among 15 breakout sessions on topics such as farmland preservation, commodity market factors, opportunities for farm financing for women and exploring produce safety. After lunch, a panel of four keynote speakers will showcase what women are doing today for the industry.
Space is limited. The registration fee is $50. Early registration, postmarked before March 9, is $45. Registration materials are available by calling the Ohio State University Extension Office in Wood County at 419-354-9050 or online at http://wood.osu.edu.
Funds raised will help offset expenses for FFA members to attend Ohio FFA Camp. Funds will also be used to assist the Holiday Bureau for Christmas 2012; to provide funding for the Benton Carroll Salem Food Pantry located at St. Paul’s Church of Christ and to provide funding to conduct the Young Farmers 4th Annual Ham Giveaway program for Easter.
The Young Farmer chapter was assisted by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Ottawa County Chapter #30011. In addition, the Ottawa County Farm Bureau donated water, Oak Harbor FFA Chapter provided labor to clean up and Judy Gahler-Jody Kapp provided coffee, lemonade and tea for beverages.
The chicken and meal supplier was Luanne Pitts, coordinator of Bar-B-Que Traveler, Inc. from Lacarne, Ohio.
Owen specializes in hybridizing northern hardy, drought-resistant, re-blooming daylily cultivars. He has registered over 80 daylilies and has been working with daylilies since 1998.
The event is free and open to the public. Parking is also free
Master Gardener Volunteer Dick West will offer a presentation from 9 a.m. to noon, after which he will lead a “hands-on” tour of winter trees on the LSP campus.