Last day for Leisure Time in Wood County exhibit will be May 19, 2019
Last day for Leisure Time in Wood County exhibit will be May 19, 2019
Sunday, May 19, 2019 will be the last day to take a tour of the exhibit THE RETURN TO NORMALCY: A Life of Leisure in Wood County, 1920-1939. The exhibit features then Presidential candidate Warren G. Harding, desired a return to the pre-World War I lifestyle or a “Return to Normalcy.” Soldiers returned from WWI, to their homes in Wood County with a desire to succeed, to relax, and to enjoy life. Advancements in technology also created opportunities for fun in this rural community.
As THE RETURN TO NORMALCY: A Life of Leisure in Wood County, 1920-1939 leaves, the Museum is preparing for a new exhibit to open. Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives will open on June 16, 2019, and run until August 11, 2019. This traveling exhibit from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ touring program, “NEH on the Road,” documents the squalid living conditions of New York’s poor immigrants and laborers in “The Gilded Age” of the early 20th century. This contrast to the growing wealth of millionaires, such as Carnegie and Rockefeller, inspired many reforms of working-class housing. Riis was a Danish-born American photographer (1849-1914). This exhibit was made possible with a generous donation from Edwin & Irma Wolf.
The museum will be open for self-guided tours Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM and weekends from 1 PM – 4 PM (closed on government holidays). Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children, with discounts for seniors, students, and military.
All events detailed at woodcountyhistory.org or by following the Wood County Historical Museum on social media. The Museum is located at 13660 County Home Road in Bowling Green.
During the week that ended May 12, only 1.5 days were suitable for fieldwork due to rain or ground saturation.
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Despite rain that has stalled the planting of corn and soybeans across the state, yields might not be reduced, according to two grain specialists at The Ohio State University.
That’s because weather later in the growing season can have a bigger impact on yields than the date the seeds go in the ground, said Peter Thomison and Laura Lindsey, both agronomists at Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).
During July and August, too much or too little rain or really hot temperatures can be detrimental because that’s when corn plants form kernels and soybean plants form beans, Thomison and Lindsey said.
Only 4% of this year’s corn crop has been planted compared to 50% this time last year; 2% of the soybean crop has been planted compared to 28% this time last year, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released May 13.
During the week that ended May 12, only 1.5 days were suitable for fieldwork due to rain or ground saturation. Planting in soggy ground can lead to soil compaction, and seeds tend to develop shallow root systems.
“I think a lot of people would like to be done planting right now,” Lindsey said. “But there’s been several years where it has dragged on.”
In 2017, though corn and soybeans were planted early, some had to be replanted in June because of excessive rain that reduced plant stands, Thomison said. Yet, the state had record high yields for both crops that year.
So, the situation is not yet critical. And farmers don’t yet need to switch to planting a shorter-season variety of corn seed, Thomison said. Corn varieties of varying maturity can adjust their growth and development in response to a shortened growing season, he said.
“I don’t want to be a fear monger,” he said. “If we get our corn planted in late May or early June, and we have good growing conditions, we could still end up with a very good crop.”
In 2011, only 19% of Ohio’s corn crop had been planted by May 30, but the yields were the same as the five-year average, Thomison said.
Soybeans tend to have higher yields when they are planted between the end of April and early May, Lindsey said.
“I want to tell growers not to worry, but it’s hard not to worry,” she said. “It’s hard to wait.”
Soybean farmers can take some measures to try to ensure good yields even with a late start on planting.
If farmers don’t end up being able to plant until sometime in June, they might want to increase the number of seeds per acre from 140,000 to 150,000 or 160,000, Lindsey said.
When planting soybeans in June, making rows that are 7.5 to 15 inches wide can be helpful, Lindsey said. Rows of that width typically produce higher yields than wide rows of 30 inches or so, and the effect becomes even greater when soybeans are planted later, she said.
Narrow rows typically bring greater yields because as the soybean plant grows and its branches and leaves spread out, the canopy covers up the dirt between the rows. That allows little to no soil to be exposed to direct sunlight, which keeps the temperature in the soil down and maintains moisture in the soil.
Selecting the latest-maturing variety of soybean seeds that will reach maturity before the first killing frost can also help compensate for a delayed planting date, Lindsey said.
And it’s important to remember, soybeans are very resilient plants, she said.
“Despite bad weather, they can still maintain relatively good yield.”
OHIO DEPT. OF AG SEEKS TO RECOGNIZE FARM FAMILIES LEADING IN CONSERVATION
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SEEKS TO RECOGNIZE FARM FAMILIES LEADING IN CONSERVATION
Individuals have until June 3, 2019 to nominate families
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (May 13, 2019) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is accepting nominations to honor Ohio farm families who are leaders in conservation for the 2019 Conservation Farm Family Awards. The Conservation Farm Family Award program has recognized Ohio farm families since 1984 for their efforts in managing natural and human resources while meeting both production and conservation goals.
“There are many farmers working hard to conserve natural resources, and this is an opportunity to recognize Ohio farm families who are going above and beyond in their conservation efforts,” Governor Mike DeWine said. “We thank farmers for their efforts, and we encourage people to participate in this program.”
“We are always so excited to take a moment and celebrate the Ohio farmers going the extra mile in the conservation practices they use on their farms,” said ODA Director Dorothy Pelanda. “I look forward to seeing the diverse ways our farmers are working to conserve our state’s natural resources and giving them the recognition they deserve.”
Five area finalists will be selected from across the state and will be recognized at the annual Farm Science Review in September. They will also receive a $400 award, courtesy of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, and be featured in the September issue of Ohio Farmer Magazine. The following photograph is from the 2018 ceremony.
Individual farmers, partnerships or family farm corporations are eligible for nomination, provided a substantial portion of their income is derived from farming. The judging is based on the nominee’s use of new and traditional conservation techniques, comprehensive management, individual initiative in applying conservation measures and the nominee’s willingness to share conservation information, experiences and philosophy with others.
Nomination forms can be obtained from local county soil and water conservation districts or by visiting ODA’s website at www.agri.ohio.gov. The forms can be submitted by email to email@example.com or by mail to Conservation Farm Family Award, C/O Ohio Department of Agriculture 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. The forms must be returned by Monday, June 3.
The awards program is sponsored by the ODA Division of Soil and Water Conservation, Ohio Farmer magazine, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Henry Twp. Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing for zoning change…
Public Notice. The Henry Township Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on May 14, 2019 at the Henry Township Office, 14690 Quarry Rd., North Baltimore, OH at 5:30 p.m.
The purpose of this hearing is to consider the rezoning of the property described below, from “A” Agricultural District to “I” Industrial District.
The proposed area to be rezoned includes Section 31, 32, 33, the boundaries of which are: Beginning at the southeast corner of the intersection of State Route 18 (Deshler Road) and Rangeline Road, thence east a distance of 15,840 ft. to the intersection of State Route 18 (Deshler Road) and Liberty Hi Road. Thence south a distance of 5,280 ft. to the intersection of Liberty Hi Road and northern boundary line of the Wood and Hancock County Lines. Thence west a distance of 15,840 ft. to the intersection of Hancock-Wood County Line Road and Rangeline Road. Thence north a distance of 5,280 ft. to the point of beginning. The Board of Trustees initiated this proposed zoning use change/amendment to the official zoning map by Resolution No. 2019.2.12.
The Henry Township Zoning Commission recommended approval of the zoning use change with the modification that the territory to be rezoned only include Section 33.
A copy of the Henry Township Board of Trustees’ Resolution No. 2019.2.12 is available for review on the bulletin board outside the Township Office, along with a map of the initial territory proposed to be rezoned and a modified map including only Section 33.
The North Baltimore Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants during the month of May. The flushing will be divided into four sections of the Village with the railroad and Main St. as the dividing mark.
May 10……………..Make-Up East Side
May 17…….…………..Make-Up West Side
Residents may experience rusty water during this period. Please use caution when using water for laundry purposes. Should you do laundry during this testing period and rust appears on clothing, rust removing chemicals may be obtained through the Village office. The water will be safe to drink. If you should have any questions, please call the Water Department at (419) 257-2141 or the Village office at (419) 257-2394
This year The Northwestern Water and Sewer District celebrates 25 years of Operation! We would like to invite our customers to join us for fun, food and more at our annual Open House.
WHAT: 25 YEARS OF OPERATION: THE DISTRICT OPEN HOUSE
WHEN: SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019 1-4 PM
WHERE: The District, 12560 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green, Ohio 435402
Join us for a tour of our main facility as our friendly staff shares how they take care of our water! See a live demo from our ops challenge team, water tastings, and check out displays from The District and Ohio EPA on how you can help protect our water. Alongside our fleet, the Historical Construction Equipment Association will showcase their equipment from back in the day!
There will be a presentation at 2 PM featuring the latest on regional water discussions, our rate study, and more!
The entire family can enjoy the day having fun while they explore our bounce houses, catch fish in our pond with the ODNR, sit for a caricature portrait, and take part in the kiddie tractor pull from the Power of Yesteryear.
If you are hungry, there’s plenty of food. Join us for a barbeque style lunch, plus Mr. Melon’s smoothie treats are back. New this year, enjoy some Olde Tyme Kettle Korn and Frank’s Famous French Fries.
Don’t forget the great door prizes. Hope to see you there!
Come anytime between 5:00 and 7:30 pm to give archery a shot! All archery equipment provided, along with brief beginner-friendly instruction from our certified instructors. Children must be at least 7 years of age or older to use our equipment. No registration required. For directions to the park, please use Google Maps and note that the location is south of the Portage River and the Wood County Historical Center.
No Registration Necessary
Saturday, May 4th; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Learn basic self-defense maneuvers, situational awareness, and verbal tactics that can assist before, during, and after an emergency. Participants should come to class prepared for physical activity not limited to striking a mat with hands and feet. Wear comfortable sports clothing that will allow for unrestricted movement. Please bring a water bottle, and a writing utensil for the classroom portion. Registration restricted to females 12 and older. Past participants are welcome to return to practice skills, but please let the park office know so we can insure that enough equipment and staff are available.