Ag Briefs Week of 7/26/2021

Staff Writer

Butter cow legacy keeps churning

While the general public can't enjoy the Ohio State Fair in person this year, there are plans to keep one of the fair’s “legen-dairy” traditions going.
The American Dairy Association Mideast is encouraging the public to keep the butter cow legacy churning with the return of the do-it-yourself sculpting contest after last year’s success.
Lead sculptor Paul Brooke is offering a step-by-step video instruction to help anyone sculpt their own mini butter cow. You can preview the video here: The multimedia in the link is available for free and unrestricted use with a courtesy to the American Dairy Association Mideast.
Also available for download are:
-A video documenting the history of the butter cow
-A butter cow fact sheet
-A step-by-step infographic of how to build your own butter cow
-An image of the masterpiece crafted by the 2020 winner of the DIY #BuildYourButterCow Challenge.
To participate in the contest (until August 8), novice sculptors can submit a photo of their butter cow to the American Dairy Association Mideast on Facebook or Instagram, using #BuildYourButterCow, and tagging the American Dairy Association Mideast, with the chance to win a prize that will keep a masterpiece cool all summer long.

Weed control
to be discussed
The Wood Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a From the Farm meeting on weed control July 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike Bowling Green. The event is open to the public. Bring questions and a lawn chair. Snacks will be provided.
Contact the Wood SWCD with questions at 419-354-5517 #4 or

H2Ohio meeting
Join Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District, along with Sandusky County Soil & Water and the Ohio Department of Agriculture, for an in-person H2Ohio meeting for farmers Thursday, July 29 at 5 p.m. at Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed, 1375 N, SR 590, Gibsonburg.
The meeting will cover the newly expanded H2Ohio program that is now available in Ottawa and Sandusky counties.
RSVP by calling 419-334-6324 or email by July 26 to reserve a spot and dinner.
Those who cannot attend the in-person meeting may visit to find out more about H2Ohio.


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