BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — The Wood Soil and Water Conservation District is celebrating agriculture March 19-23. Join the district on March 19 from 4 to 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?” on March 20 at 7 p.m. at Way Public Library, Perrysburg; “Planning your Legacy” with attorney Elizabeth Bostdorff on March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Wood County Jr. Fair Building; “Local Eats and Treats” with BSGU Chef Marissa Riffle on March 22 at 6 p.m. at the Wood SWCD office 1616 E Wooster St., Bowling Green; and “Women in Ag” hosted by OSU Extension on March 23 (fee and registration required online at wood.osu.edu).
Sixty-seven percent 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.
— Wood Soil and Water Conservation District