Ag Credit/Country Mortgages opens new Mt. Gilead Facility

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ag Credit/Country Mortgages, an agricultural lending cooperative serving farmers and rural residents and agribusinesses in northern Ohio, has moved their Mt. Gilead branch to 5362 US Hwy. 42 in Mt. Gilead.“We’re looking forward to serving our community in the new ag service center,” said Joseph Erb, “We will continue to provide the same superior customer service in our new facility.”The building currently houses five Ag Credit team members:  Branch Manager, Joseph Erb; Account Officer, Andrea Bayles; Mortgage Loan Originator, Michael Kleinknecht; and Operations Support Specialists, Kristen Redmond and Brandy McKinney.“We are very excited about our new facility in Mt. Gilead and believe it will help us better serve the rural and agricultural community in Morrow and surrounding counties,”  said Brian Ricker, CEO, at the  ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on September 16, 2015.The cooperative purchased the property in March 2014.  Jim Brucker of Mt. Gilead designed the new 11,700 square foot building and 2K General Company, Inc. was the lead contractor.  The new Ag Credit offices opened on Sept. 9, 2015. The initial tenants will also include:  Morrow Soil and Water Conservation District, OSU Extension, Community Tax Service LLC, and Community Bookkeeping LLC.“I feel the new facility plays an intricate role in community by bringing a plethora of businesses, organizations and services under one roof,” said Brandon Miller, Morrow County Development Director. “The new facility is a direct reflection of Morrow County moving forward and investments in our future coming to life.  This is an exciting time for Morrow County residents, business owners and organizations as we shift into a growth and expansion phase of our community development.” The Ag Credit/Country Mortgages offices, in Suite 100, are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment.  To contact the Mt. Gilead team call 419-947-1040 or go online to agcredit.net.last_img read more

Noxious weeds in cover crop seed and seed germination

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Alexander Lindsey, Laura Lindsey, Mark Loux, Anne Dorrance, Stan Smith, John Armstrong, Ohio State University ExtensionSeed quality is key to establishing a good crop (or cover crop). Some of the critical components of seed quality are percent germination, mechanical analysis for purity (% other crops, % inert, and % weeds), and a listing of noxious weeds identified by scientific/common name and quantity found. As producers are looking for seed sources to provide living cover on acreage this year that was previously earmarked for corn or soybeans, it is important to pay attention to the quality. These tests may also be required on seed lots for use in some relief programs as well. Commercial or certified seed used for cover crops should have a seed tag that shows variety and the seed quality measurements above. However, if the seed is sourced from out of state, the noxious weeds listed (or NOT listed) on the tag by name may differ from those had the seed been sourced from Ohio.Only the noxious weeds for the state where the seed was originally going to be sold are required to be listed on the tag by name and quantity (Federal Seed Act, part 201.16). Each state determines which species are included on this list, and can differ from state to state. If seed is outside of Ohio for use on-farm, producers may want to have the seed tested for an “all state noxious-weed exam” prior to planting if this was not done previously on the seed lot. Only 1.1 to 1.2 pounds of seed is needed for the test, but it is critical the sample is representative of the lot to ensure quality test results. This test would screen the seed sample supplied for the weed contained in this list: https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/StateNoxiousWeedsSeedList.pdf, and may serve as a more comprehensive exam than was conducted at the time of initial seed lot labeling. One service provider that can conduct this exam is Central Ohio Seed Testing (a subsidiary of the Ohio Seed Improvement Association; https://ohseed1.org/about-our-lab/). Samples can also be sent to ODA for an Ohio noxious weed exam (https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/plant-health/grain-warehouse-feed-and-seed/). Depending on the source of seed and the planned use, a seed lot may be eligible to be tested for free through ODA between June and December (up to three per farmer). Conducting a noxious weed exam could help slow the movement of problematic weeds throughout the state and minimize future weed problems.Another issue to consider is the quality of seed in storage that was not planted this year due to weather. Storing seed in an environment where the temperature (in F) plus the % relative humidity are less than 100 (Harrington’s rule) helps to minimize the rate of seed deterioration (or loss in germination and vigor). Seed germination is an important consideration for determining seeding rate to ensure the critical final stand for yield is achieved for crops like corn and soybeans. Most seed germination percentages on a seed tag for agricultural seeds (like corn and soybeans) are valid for 12 months from the last date of the month in which they were completed, with the exception being cool season grasses which are valid for 15 months beyond the month of testing (Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 907.07). Be sure to check the seed tag for both the date of the test as well as the germination when planning seeding rates.last_img read more

2019 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Poultry results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ava Hester, Clinton Co., had the Grand Champion Chickens.Jozie Jones, Clinton Co., had the Reserve Champion Chickens.Marian Woodruff, Hardin Co., was third overall with her meat chickens.Delaney Johnson, Jefferson Co., was fourth overall with her meat chickens.Anessa Ruggles, Huron Co., was fifth overall with her meat chickens.   Chicken Champion Drive exhibitors were: Myah Jones, Clinton Co., Allison Stacklin, Union Co., Marshall Jackson, Logan Co., Campbell Reese, Fairfield Co., Jozie Jones, Clinton Co., Anessa Ruggles, Huron Co., Deloris Corcoran, Ross Co., Emily Reed, Wayne Co., Ava Hester, Clinton Co., Alex Kinney, Logan Co., Delaney Johnson, Jefferson Co., and Marian Woodruff, Hardin Co.Jonathan Woodward, Coshocton Co., had the Grand Champion Market Turkey.Maribeth Pozderac, Knox Co., had the Reserve Champion Market Turkey.Lillian Conrad, Hancock Co., had the third overall market turkey.Isabel Henderson, Logan Co., had the fourth overall market turkey.Jonah Goddard, Fayette Co., had the fifth overall market turkey. The Turkey Champion Drive exhibitors were: Marian Woodruff, Hardin Co., Jonathan Woodward, Coshocton Co., Campbell Reese, Fairfield Co., Isabel Henderson, Logan Co., Kalyn Strahley, Paulding Co., Hailey Ballah, Madison Co., Alex Schaub, Logan Co., Alivia Kinney, Logan Co., Jonah Goddard, Fayette Co., Maria Henderson, Logan Co., Ava Hester, Clinton Co., Maribeth Pozderac, Knox Co., Parker Reese, Fairfield Co., Alex Kinney, Logan Co., and Lillian Conrad, Hancock Co.last_img read more

Editor’s Pick: 10 Things We’re Dying to Know About Chrome OS

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Google#web richard macmanus Related Posts center_img As founding editor of ReadWriteWeb, every weekend I’ll pick out 2-3 posts from the past week which I thought were particularly good and worth highlighting. The biggest news last week was probably the announcement of Google Chrome OS (excellently covered by Frederic Lardinois), which many people saw as the much-anticipated ‘Google OS.’ On further analysis though, there were a number of unanswered questions about this new product. Sarah Perez, one of RWW’s feature writers, wrote an insightful post outlining 10 things that people are dying to know about Google Chrome OS. You can click here to read the whole post, which I encourage you to do. I’ve also pasted a couple of highlights below…Sarah wrote:What will happen when you go offline? If the Chrome OS is all about running web apps in a browser, that begs the question – what will happen when there’s no internet connection available? Of course, Google apps like Gmail can run offline using Gears, but Gears isn’t everywhere yet. Another likely possibility is that Chrome OS will support the upcoming standard HTML5, which also offers offline capabilities. However, not all web applications will support that either…at least not immediately. That just leaves the “windowing system” running on the Linux kernel. Will it, like any other Linux OS, allow us to install software applications? That seems less likely since Chrome OS is all about the move away from the desktop to the web. The only real solution to the offline conundrum would be to bundle in a cellular data service with the netbook so you have always-on connectivity. […]Will Chrome OS Turn into an Enterprise Play? Although Chrome OS will launch on the netbook, how far does Google plan to take their new technology? To the consumer desktop? To the small business? To the enterprise? Google has already shown how competitive they are when it comes to fighting Microsoft Office, will they do the same in fighting Microsoft’s foothold as the business desktop OS of choice? If so, they may have a tougher battle ahead of them than they think. It may be one thing to get the IT guys to ditch Office software for a simplified cloud version, but ditch their OS? Not so much. The Windows desktop OS is designed to work with the rest of the Windows stack, including everything from Exchange Server to SharePoint and many others. In a client-server setting, IT admins create server-based policies that control everything about the corporate OS including browser settings, backup policies, logon restrictions, file access, permissions, updates, and so much more. What can you control when the OS is the web? Not much. And that could be a big problem.Read the full post… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

5 IN 4 Growth Plan will benefit poor and vulnerable

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, November 8, 2016 – Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says measures by the Government and the Economic Growth Council (EGC) to put Jamaica on a path of higher and sustained growth will benefit the poor and vulnerable.  The Council, which was launched in April, is committed to achieving five per cent growth in gross domestic product (GDP) in four years.The Prime Minister said the eight initiatives for growth put forward by the EGC in its Call-to-Action speak to a system of financial inclusion, which will move persons from poverty to prosperity.  “If you look closely at the strategy, it takes into consideration elements that will include the poor, the dispossessed, the vulnerable,” Mr. Holness said.The Prime Minister was speaking during a panel discussion and signing of a declaration of intent to implement the EGC’s growth plan at the Courtleigh Auditorium, New Kingston, on Monday (November 7).  “I am happy about the plan, as our mandate and our commitment is to the poor. It is about empowering people, ensuring that they have the access, that they have the amenities and the knowledge, through education, which gives them independence and freedom to realize their potential.  This plan is pro-poor,” he stressed.Mr. Holness expressed confidence in the so-called ‘5 in 4’ plan, noting that the country is already reaping the rewards of the discipline from various sectors to maintain social order and cohesion as well as to improve the macroeconomic environment of the country. “This Government will make sure that we are faithful to the sacrifice that the people have made.  We deserve results.  We are a great country. We will make Jamaica the place of choice, the centre of the Caribbean region for culture and lifestyle, trade and commerce, logistics, technology and information,” he said.Mr. Holness said that through the road map of growth initiatives, and the Council’s engagement through quarterly updates, the public can help the Government remain faithful to the commitment of implementation.The Prime Minister; EGC Chairman, Michael Lee-Chin; and Vice Chairman, Ambassador Dr. Nigel Clarke, used the ceremony to sign a declaration of intent with private-sector groups, unions and civil society, which underscores the Government’s commitment to the specific policies that fall under each growth initiative.The measures put forward by the EGC include maintaining macroeconomic stability and pursuing debt reduction; improving citizen security and public safety; improving access to finance; pursuing bureaucratic reform to improve the business environment; stimulating greater asset utilization; building human capital; harnessing the power of the diaspora; and to catalyze the implementation of strategic projects. Related Items:last_img read more

Claudio Ranieri heaps praise on Nuno

first_imgClaudio Ranieri has heaped praises on Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno-Espirito Santo ahead of Fulham’s clash with Wolves.The Fulham manager praised the achievement of the Midlands club under tutelage of Nuno, as Wolves are currently seated in seventh position on the Premier standings.Fulham, who’re currently bottom of the league and struggling for points, face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Boxing Day before hosting Huddersfield Town on Saturday, as Ranieri hopes his side can begin their resurgence up the table.The Cottagers have won one of their last 15 league games and a change in fortunes against teams of which they gained promotion with from the Sky Bet Championship at the end of last season would provide a major boost.However, Ranieri said, according to rte: Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“[Manager Nuno] Espirito Santo is doing a very good job – I watched the match against Liverpool and Wolverhampton played fantastically.”“They created two or three great chances in the first half and Liverpool at the end won the match. It will be another tough match for us.”last_img read more

Klopp confirms Dejan Lovren injury

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that defender Dejan Lovren sustained a hamstring injury during their 2-1 defeat at Wolves on Monday night.Lovren was replaced by 16-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever after just six minutes into the game at the Molineux.In his post-match press conference, Klopp confirmed the injury and gave an update on his condition.“[It is his] hamstring, is what I heard – without any signs before. I asked everybody, no signs, nothing, just out of the blue, so that’s the decision you have to make,” he told the club’s website.“I am not sure what you all would have said if immediately from the beginning if our centre-half situation was Fabinho and Ki-Jana; then probably a few very smart people would tell me that I don’t respect the competition or whatever.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“So, we tried to do all the things [we could]. Of course, on the other hand, it doesn’t make sense to bring in a 16-year-old boy from the start.“You don’t bring him, you wait until he is completely ready, but he did well. He came on and did well.“That’s how it sometimes starts – when you are really needed then it is only about if you are good enough and not how old you are.“He did well, so that was all OK. That’s it.”Asked when the defender might return, Klopp answered: “I don’t know in this moment.”last_img read more