Annual Banquet & Meeting
Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District’s 62nd Annual Banquet & Meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds.
Tickets are $10, which includes dinner featuring a choice of barbecue chicken or two pork chops, baked potato, rolls, green beans and a variety of pies. Entertainment for the evening will be Dale Minyo, a farm broadcaster for the Ohio Ag Net.
Ballots for election of one supervisor will be cast between 5:45 and 6:45 p.m.
In addition, “Cooperator of the Year” honors will be awarded to an individual/business/agency that has shown outstanding support to our conservation efforts either past or present.
For tickets or more information, call the district office at 419-898-1595.
Ag-Business Breakfast Forum
In recognition of National Honey Month, Scott Cockerell, director of business development at Wannemacher Total Logistics, will discuss various issues within the honey industry, including production, supply, bee shortages and competition within the industry at the monthly Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum, Thursday, Sept. 19 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike (SR 582), Bowling Green.
The morning will kick off with informal networking at 8 a.m., hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT). The cost is $10 per person, payable by cash or check at the door, which includes breakfast and networking opportunities. Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance by emailing
Based in Ohio, Wannemacher Total Logistics is a contract packager for Golden Heritage Foods, producers of Busy Bee Honey and several other private label honeys, and Midwest Spray Drying, a contract processor of food-grade powdered products.
Fall plant exchange
Local gardeners are invited to participate in the Toledo Fall Plant Exchange Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 N. Michigan Ave. at the corner of Adams. The sale was formerly held at the Original Sub Shop.
Plants may be dropped off from 9-10 a.m. The exchange will be open from 10-11 a.m. Gardeners may bring labeled plants and gardening paraphernalia in good condition for exchange. Participants will receive five free plants plus one extra for each plant brought it.
Parking will be free and available adjacent to the exchange in the parking garage. (Use Adams Street entrance.) A number of local organizations will be on hand offering information.
For more information, email