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Clermont SWCD offers free pond clinic April 12

Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is hosting its annual Pond Management Clinic beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Pattison Park Lodge, 2228 U.S. 50, just west of Owensville. Experts from Clermont SWCD and Jones Fish Hatcheries will discuss such topics as pond construction, maintenance and safety. Additional information will be [ Read More ]

Local Poetry contest deadline

The Brown County Writers’ Group and the Mt. Orab Branch of the Brown County Public Library are happy to announce a call for submissions to the 2016 Poetry contest. Deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 7th. All ages are welcome to submit and the contest is free to all residents of Southwest Ohio. [ Read More ]

David Wayne wins award

Nashville Star David Wayne, from Williamsburg, was awarded “Inspirational Song Of The Year” 2015 from the Independent Music Network for the song “A Blanket & A Bible” which was voted on by the people from around the world. David was also the feature star for the 6th Annual Kountry Klassic Concert in Gaylord, Michigan 2015. [ Read More ]

Great Oaks offers Career Camps

Students going into ninth or tenth grade this fall can spend a few June days learning about possible future careers through summer camps at Great Oaks. The one-week camps give students hands-on experience and a variety of activities including field trips and the chance to meet area professionals. The camps are $25, and are open [ Read More ]

Land and wetland conservation

Landowners and operators are reminded that in order to receive payments from USDA, compliance with Highly Erodible Land (HEL) and Wetland Conservation (WC) provisions are required. Farmers with HEL determined soils are reminded of tillage, crop residue, and rotation requirements as specified per their conservation plan. Producers are to notify the USDA Farm Service Agency [ Read More ]

Free local shred day

In celebration of Community Banking Month, Community Savings Bank in Bethel will be hosting a free Shred Day. This Free Shred event will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of Community Savings Bank. There is no charge and all are welcome to attend. This is a [ Read More ]

Good agricultural practices training for fruit and vegetable growers

On Monday, April 18, 2016, from 6-9:00 p.m., the OSU Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team will be in Southwest Ohio training produce growers and workers on good agricultural practices and food safety for the produce farm, greenhouse, and backyard gardener.  The workshop focuses on preventing microbial contamination of fruit and vegetables.   The workshop presenters are extension [ Read More ]

16 NRHS students inducted into Tech Honor Society

Sixteen New Richmond High School students who attend the Grant Career Center or take satellite classes through the joint technical high school have been inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. Seniors inducted were Lacey Darn (Veterinary Science) and Maren Hance (Teacher Academy). Juniors inducted were Christopher Autzen (Information Technologies), Courtney Bash (Teacher Academy), McKenzee [ Read More ]

Portman introduces bill to strengthen career & technical education

On March 17, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the CTE Excellence and Equity Act to support re-designing the high school experience by making courses more relevant to students’ future careers. The bill would provide federal funding for partnerships between school districts, employers and [ Read More ]

Annual Farm Bureau cruise scheduled

The 8th Annual Ohio Farm Bureau Southwest Region MEMBER ONLY Cruise has been scheduled for Oct. 8-13! We are ready to start booking. Depart from New York, New York aboard the Carnival Sunshine. Getting away for five days on the Carnival Sunshine is the ultimate way to relax, experience the beauty of Canada/New England and [ Read More ]


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