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Sunday, November 29, 2015
FFA leaders
Six Jay County FFA officers took part in the Character Based Leadership Seminar on Dec. 4 at Huntington University. Pictured, front row from left, are Ashley Braun, Rachel Braun and Huntington University president Sherilyn Emberton. Middle row are Mitchell Kunkler and Dylan Rose. Back row are Ashley Alig and Lyla Muhlenkamp. (Photo provided)
  • Yields have a wide range
    Consistent rain from June 1 through mid-July resulted in flooding in downtown Portland, the cancellation of Fort Recovery’s Harvest Jubilee and a variety of schedule changes for the Jay County Fair. It was also a scourge for local farmers, with experts in July projected at least a 30-percent crop loss for Jay County. 
  • Events are anything but Dull
    It’s not the farm Dana Dull grew up on, but it’s the one she loves helping to run now. 
  • For Retter, making baskets is a slam dunk
    She weaved her first basket almost 20 years ago and Connie Retter still enjoys creating them. 
  • James representing Jay County
    A resident of Portland became a representative for Jay County traditional barns. 
  • Packed barn leads to selling
    When does a buyer turn into a seller? When his barn is so full he no longer has room for new treasures. 
  • Farmers who have experienced flooding problems will come together Friday to discuss a response. 
  • A Jay County High School graduate visited Washington, D.C., this month as part of Ag Day activities.
  • National finalist
    A project that sprouted from a freshman horticulture class has earned Lauren Evans national recognition. 
  • Help for habitat
    When Carl Walker roamed the fields as a kid, bobwhite quail were commonplace. 
  • Three Portland residents recently joined national organizations. 
  • The deadline to sign up for exhibit eligibility at the Jay County 4-H Fair is just a week away. 
  • Area students proved to know quite a bit about bugs. 
  • Headed to nationals
    A Jay County High School graduate is one of only four people in the nation competing for an FFA award at the end of this month. 
  • Rick Deaton is excited about his work in the pork production field. But he’s hoping to get students interested in farming in any capacity when he visits Jay County next week. 
  • YSB residents learn from gardening
    A group of dedicated teens from Youth Service Bureau dedicated their summer to “planting hope and growing patience”. 
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