Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation Presentation @ Bluffton Public Library
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm

The Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation will visit the Bluffton Public Library at 6 p.m. Aug. 17.

This is the second time the library has invited the society to speak in its facilities, with the 2015 program reaching over 100 audience members. Author and founder of the Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation, Doug Waller, will discuss Bigfoot evidence and eyewitness reports from all over Ohio and beyond. Waller has published three collections of eyewitness accounts.

Donations will be accepted at the door. Register in advance by calling 419-358-5016, emailing or stopping by the library’s front desk.

Stop and Think Before You Hit the Send Button: Knowing How to Use Social Media Appropriately @ Birchaven Retirement Village Clubhouse
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

The Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce will host Women’s Mentoring Connections’ “Stop and Think Before You Hit the Send Button … Knowing How to Use Social Media Appropriately” from 8-9:30 a.m. Aug. 18 at the Birchaven Retirement Village Clubhouse located at 7113 Eastern Woods Parkway.

The open discussion features a multigenerational panel of women from various professional backgrounds who will share their experiences and advice on using social media.

Attendance is free, but the chamber urges attendees to bring a donation to the Hancock County Veterans Service Office. Needed items include women’s and children’s socks, men’s and women’s underwear, gas and iTunes gift cards, emptied iPods and auto parts store gift cards.

To register, visit, email or call 419-422-3313.

Precision Ag Field Day @ Kellogg Farms
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am

A Precision Ag Field Day will be held at 8 a.m. Aug. 23 at Kellogg Farms, 17392 Township Road 50, near Forest.

Registration will be at 8 a.m.

Although the event is free, registration is required at or by calling the Hardin County Extension office at 419-674-2297 by Aug. 16 in order to plan for meals and other event arrangements.

Some program highlights:

  • Aaron Heilers, project manager for Blanchard River Demonstration Farms, will discuss water quality and nutrient management goals of the three farms in Hardin and Hancock counties.
  • Greg LaBarge, OSU Extension agronomist, will discuss how edge-of-field research is addressing nutrient management issues in Ohio.
  • Kirt Wells will show how farmers can get started with precision data management to make their farming operation more efficient. Kevin Ward will explain how precision agriculture equipment can be used by the smaller producer. Wells and Ward are from Findlay Implement Co.
  • Logan Haake of Legacy Farmers Cooperative, and Kyle Haselman of Haselman Ag Management will show how farmers can use precision ag data in making accurate soil sampling and fertilizer recommendations.
  • Mike Gilkey of 3D Aerial, and John Fulton of OSU Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering will answer questions about how drone technology is collecting imagery to help grain producers make crop health management decisions.
  • During lunch, Megan Burgess of the Natural Resources Conservation Service will discuss cost-share opportunities and local programs that farmers can use to improve nutrient management and address conservation.
  • Harold Watters, OSU Extension agronomist, and Mark Badertscher, Hardin County OSU Extension educator, will explain how producers can make adaptive nitrogen management decisions to meet the needs of their growing corn crop.

Lunch will be provided by vendors, the Ohio Farm Bureau and OSU Extension.

Fertilizer certification credit will be available to farmers and commercial applicators for participating in the entire field day. It will be one of the final fertilizer certification programs offered before the Sept. 30 deadline for all farmers and commercial applicators who apply fertilizer to 50 or more acres of crops.

2018 CommunityREAD Presentation: J.D. Vance @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 22 all-day

“Hillbilly Elegy,” a book that has been on the New York Times bestseller list since last July, has been selected as the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s 2018 CommunityREAD.

Author J.D. Vance will visit the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts on March 22.

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