Celebrating Agriculture in Wood County

67% of land in Wood County is farmland. Typically, Wood County crop production of corn, soybeans, and wheat ranks in the top three of grain production throughout the state of Ohio.

The Wood Soil and Water Conservation District is celebrating agriculture March 19-23, 2018. Join the district on Monday, March 19 4-7 p.m. for an Ag-stravaganza at the Agriculture Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green.  See baby animals, participate in kids’ activities, and preview the 2018 Wood County Ag-Venture Drive-it-Yourself tour stops.

The celebration continues Tuesday through Friday with “What’s going to grow in your soil?” Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Way Public Library, Perrysburg; “Planning your Legacy” with attorney Elizabeth Bostdorff, Wednesday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wood County Jr. Fair Building; “Local Eats and Treats” with BSGU Chef Marissa Riffle Thursday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the Wood SWCD office 1616 E Wooster St., Bowling Green; and “Women in Ag” hosted by OSU Extension, on Friday, March 23 (fee and registration required online at wood.osu.edu).

67% of land in Wood County is farmland. Typically, Wood County crop production of corn, soybeans, and wheat ranks in the top three of grain production throughout the state of Ohio. Grain produced in Wood County is used locally, transported nationally, and exported internationally.

Every American needs to understand how food and fiber products are produced, appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant, and affordable products, value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy, and recognize career opportunities in the agricultural industry.

The Wood SWCD is dedicated to the care of the environment through responsible land and water policies, conservation practices, development, oversight, and environmental education. Visit www.woodswcd.com and Like Wood Soil and Water Conservation District on Facebook to find details and register for the events.

BROWN APPLAUDS ACTION TO STAND UP FOR OHIO STEEL JOBS

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today applauded President Donald Trump for signing new steel tariffs to crack down on foreign trade cheats who have flooded the U.S. market with cheap steel and cost Ohio jobs.

Senator Has Called on President to Take Strong Action to Crack Down on Steel Cheating for Months, Including During Meeting at the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today applauded President Donald Trump for signing new steel tariffs to crack down on foreign trade cheats who have flooded the U.S. market with cheap steel and cost Ohio jobs. Brown has been calling on President Trump to take action to protect steel jobs since before Trump took office.

Today’s action is the result of the Administration’s “232” investigation into the impact of steel imports on national security, and follows months of Brown’s repeated calls to Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to provide relief for the U.S. steel industry. Last month, Brown joined Trump and Ross at a meeting at the White House on steel, and urged action in the case.

“For far too long, Chinese cheating has shuttered steel plants across our state and put Ohioans out of work. Today’s action finally sends a clear message to our trading partners that we aren’t going to allow them to cheat Americans out of their jobs and infect global markets. By standing up for steel jobs today, we’re also protecting American jobs up the supply chain from becoming the next victims of Chinese cheating,” said Brown.

  • Brown applauded the Administration’s decision to launch the investigation last year, and has since called on the Administration to make a determination in the case for several months, including in joint letters from Brown and his colleague, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH).

  • Immediately after President Trump’s election, Brown reached out to his transition team to offer his help in retooling U.S. trade policy, including taking strong action on steel. Brown wrote to Trump in November 2016 offering specific steps to work together on trade and Trump responded with a handwritten note. Brown has called on Administrations of both parties to help reduce China’s steel overcapacity, which leaves U.S. steelworkers and companies at a competitive disadvantage.

  • Brown has worked to boost the U.S. steel industry. Brown’s legislation, the Leveling the Playing Field Act, cosponsored by Portman and signed into law in June 2015, has restored strength to antidumping and countervailing duty statutes that allow businesses and workers in the United States to petition the Commerce Department and the International Trade Commission (ITC) when foreign producers, including China, sell goods in the U.S. below market price or receive illegal subsidies. The law led to key wins for Ohio steel companies in major trade cases last year on cold-rolled, hot-rolled, and corrosion-resistant steel, including U.S. Steel, Nucor, ArcelorMittal, and AK Steel, which together employ more than 8,200 Ohio workers

Starts Today – 10th Annual “Don’t Stress Over the Dress”

Last year’s event had 345 girls, from 82 different schools, register for the event. There were 255 girls finding a dress for their prom.

We are in need of dresses sizes 0-2 and 18 and up. We currently have around 700 dresses in inventory and have already had several donations come into the office.

Last year’s event had 345 girls, from 82 different schools, register for the event. There were 255 girls finding a dress for their prom.

 

 

Check out these programs at Wood County Parks

Register at www.wcparks.org

Community & Parks Open Forum

Wednesday, March 14th  5:00 – 7:00 pm

N Baltimore Public Library

230 N. Main Street, North Baltimore

Learn about the new and exciting opportunities with the Wood County Parks. Your input matters. Share your thoughts with us to help shape the future of the parks. Light refreshments and good company provided.

 

Archery Skills: M-Archery Madness!

Friday, March 16; 6:00 – 7:30 pm

William Henry Harrison Park

644 Bierley Ave, Pemberville

Beginning archers build their skills in this fun and instructional program, where we’ll focus on body posture and aiming, eventually progressing to moving ball targets! All archery equipment provided, personal gear welcome (inspected at program). Must be 7 years of age or older. Cost: $5/$3 FWCP.

Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

 

Working with Black Swamp Soils Series                         

Sundays, March 18, April 22, & May 20; 1:00 – 3:30 pm

W.W. Knight Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Working with the soils of the Great Black Swamp can be a challenge. In this workshop series participants will learn how to identify the soils on their property; test soil for various properties and learn how to mitigate some of the challenges. Topics will include soil management, native plants, ways to attract wildlife and sustainability. Sign up for the March 18 session only and plan to attend the April and May sessions.

Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

 

Spring Solstice Woodcock Wander                         

Tuesday, March 20; 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Slippery Elm Trail: Cricket Frog Cove

14810 Freyman Road, Cygnet

As the sun sets a very special bird begins preparing for one the best aerial courtship displays in North America. He goes by names such as: bogsucker, timberdoodle, mudbat and many more. This will be a twilight hike under a crescent moon. We will listen for nocturnal wildlife and gaze at a sky full of stars. Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

Teen Naturalists  

Wednesday, March 21; 6:00 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 25; 6:00 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 16; 6:00 7:00 pm

  1. W. Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Join our teen naturalist club! We’ll take a closer look at a different topic each month, covering everything from astronomy to zoology. Meetings are held once a month. during the school year. Meetings will resume in the fall. March: Birds and Migration. April: Water. May: End-of-school-year picnic. Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

 

Board Game Night

Thursday, March 22; 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Carter Historic Farm

18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green

Did you know that Monopoly, Sorry and Scrabble were all popular in the 1930s? Board games were a great way to keep the family entertained during the long cold winter. Come join us to play some old favorites or bring something new to try. Snacks provided. Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

 

PiPs – Preschoolers in the Parks: What Does the Fox Say?

Friday, March 23; 10:00 – 11:00 am

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Children 3-6 years of age enjoy an activity and craft while learning about the mysterious, yet musical, fox! Adult companions must remain with children for this program. Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

 

Black Frog Beer and Trivia

Friday, March 23, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Otsego Park: Thompson Stone Hall

20000 W. River Road, Bowling Green

Test your knowledge with a great pairing of microbrew and a frog and toad trivia competition in a natural setting. A Black Frog Brewery representative will discuss the different beers offered. Prizes will be awarded to the top three groups in the trivia contest. Cost: $15 per person/$10 FWCP.  Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

 

Community & Parks Open Forum

Saturday, March 24; 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Wood County District Public Library Meeting room

251 N. Main Street, Bowling Green

Learn about the new and exciting opportunities with the Wood County Parks. Your input matters. Share your thoughts with us to help shape the future of the parks. Light refreshments and good company provided.

 

Senior Nature Hike Series

Mondays, March 26, April 9, April 23, and May 7, 10:00 – 11:30 am

March 26: Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve

26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg

April 9: Bradner Preserve

11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner

April 23: WW Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

May 7: Cedar Creeks Preserve

4070 Walbridge Road, Northwood

Join a naturalist for exercise and the wonder of watching the seasonal changes. The hikes will offer a true mind-body connection. Sign up for one week or all three. Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

 

Spring Wildflower Walk                         

Tuesday, March 27; 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve

26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg

Woodland wildflowers put on a brief, but beautiful show on the forest floor. Join us for a naturalist led stroll to see who is starring this month. Learn why these flowers are called ephemerals. Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

 

Blue Moon Walk                         

Saturday, March 31; 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Bradner Preserve

11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner

The second full moon of March; a Blue Moon lights the way on this naturalist-led night hike. Track nocturnal wildlife, call owls and gaze at a sky full of stars. Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

 

Bird Song I.D.

Saturday, March 31; 9:00 am – noon

Bradner Preserve: Nature Interpretation Center

11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner

Learning bird songs can seem daunting, but we’ll look at ways to improve your skills through field experience and the use of technology to learn some common bird songs. Register at www.wcparks.org, or call (419) 353-1897

 

Black Panther at the Virginia Theater

The Virginia Theater in Downtown North Baltimore has the best popcorn around!

T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood

Popcorn and a movie — for 3rd Graders and area police officers

victim of T’Challa’s father’s mistake.

The Virginia Theater in Downtown North Baltimore is starting another new movie run.

All seats only $5 (In 2 – D)!

NOW SHOWING MARCH 9-10-11, 2018

SHOWTIMES:

Friday        7:00

Sat  1:00  |  4:00  |  7:00

Sun  1:00  |  4:00  |  7:00

We hope to see you at the movies!

Thank you for your continued patronage and support!

www.VirginiaMotionPictures.com

Chowline: How to Get Kids to Adopt Healthier Eating Habits

You should limit sugar in your child’s diet. In fact, the American Heart Association recommends that children ages 2 to 18 eat fewer than 6 teaspoons of added sugar a day………………

I saw a recent report that says that childhood obesity is still on the rise, and that has me really worried. What can I do to help my child eat healthier?

You are right. According to a new report released this week, the number of children in the United States between the ages of 2 to 19 who are obese reached 18.5 percent in 2015 and 2016. That’s an increase from 14 percent in 1999, according to the study that appears in the February issue of the Pediatrics journal.

Researchers studied data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health and Nutrition Examination survey to come up with their findings. They also found that the percentage of children ages 2 to 5 who are obese hit nearly 14 percent during the same time period. That’s an increase from 9 percent in 1999.

So what can you do if you are a parent or caregiver of a child and want to get them to eat healthier?

You can first make sure that you serve them balanced meals and snacks that offer a variety of nutrient-rich foods, advises the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. You can also eat meals together as a family, which helps to improve nutrition and promote healthy weight for children, the organization says.

Other tips the academy offers include:

  • Avoid pressuring or forcing children to eat, and allow them to signal when they are full.
  • Offer a healthy variety of foods from different cultures.
  • Cook more meals at home.
  • Take children to the grocery story when you shop for food and teach them information on food groups including grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy and proteins.
  • Have children plant a garden with you and learn about how to grow fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Let kids help in the kitchen during meal preparation.
  • Have healthy snacks easily available to children, including kid-sized cut up fruits and vegetables.
  • Avoid watching television while eating.
  • Older children can be taught to read and use the Nutrition Facts labels on food to understand what they are eating.
  • Model what you want your children to eat. If you eat healthier foods, they can learn to develop healthy eating habits as well.
  • Encourage children to drink more water and milk.

Additionally, you should limit sugar in your child’s diet. In fact, the American Heart Association recommends that children ages 2 to 18 eat fewer than 6 teaspoons of added sugar a day. That amount is equivalent to about 100 calories or 25 grams. It’s important to note that added sugars are any sugars — including table sugar, fructose and honey — either used in processing and preparing foods or beverages, added to foods at the table, or eaten separately.

The American Heart Association also estimates that calories needed by children range from 1,000 a day for a sedentary 2-year-old to 2,400 for an active 14- to 18-year-old girl and 3,200 for an active 16- to 18-year-old boy.

Chow Line is a service of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach and research arms, OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Send questions to Chow Line, c/o Tracy Turner, 364 W. Lane Ave., Suite B120, Columbus, OH 43201, or turner.490@osu.edu.

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