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2013 ANNUAL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

 Scioto Soil & Water Conservation District held their annual meeting and awards banquet at Minford High School on Thursday, November 21, 2013.  Over ninety people attended the event that included a buffet style dinner catered by Davidson Catering.  

 Prior to the meeting an election was held for a position on the District’s Board of Supervisors.  Mr. Dave Gable was elected to the new 3-year term that will start in January of 2014.  Mr. Gable is retired from Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, has previously served Scioto County as a member-at-large on the Ohio Valley RC&D Council, and is dedicated to conservation on the many acres of land he owns and manages in Scioto County.

 Each year at the meeting Scioto SWCD honors a local farmer with an Outstanding Conservation Cooperator of the Year award.  This award is given to a farmer who is committed to conservation and actively works with the District to improve, maintain, or protect the natural resources on their farmland.  This year’s award winner was Mr. Paul Fuhrmann of Fuhrmann’s Orchards on Hansgen-Morgan Road.  

 Mr. Fuhrmann’s wife, Leanne Fuhrmann was also honored Thursday evening.  Mrs. Fuhrmann received the Farm Woman of the Year award.  The Fuhrmanns are both active in Scioto County agriculture, local foods, conservation, and education.  They host several hundred school children each year at their orchard and Leanne organized the Ag Adventure Day each year for over 500 4th graders.

RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP


May 31st at Portsmouth Public Library

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USDA FARM PROGRAM UPDATE MTG.

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April 22, 1-4pm in Portsmouth, OH

2014 CSI: SHAWNEE SCIENCE CAMP

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1st Place poster in the 2013 5th Grade Poster Contest.  The theme this year was Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil.

Pictured Left to Right:

Gracie Diamond 1st Place - West Portsmouth Middle School

Haven Hileman 2nd Place - West Portsmouth Middle School

Samuel Wiehle 3rd Place - Minford Middle School

Audrey Litteral 4th Place - Bloom Vernon Elementary

2013 POSTER CONTEST

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