The Van Wert SWCD and Farm Bureau are co-hosting a fun and award filled evening August 6 at the Council on Aging, 220 Fox Road, Van Wert. The Ag Banquet will begin at 5:00 p.m. with registration and election for two SWCD supervisors to the Board . Dinner will be catered by Gibson's Barnyard BBQ at 6:00 p.m.
The speaker for the evening is Matt Reese, editor of Ohio's Country Journal, a statewide agricultural publication. He has worked there since 1999. He lives on a small Fairfield County farm, serves on the Fairfield SWCD and is very active in his family Christmas tree farm in Hancock County. His presentation is titled "Making Mud Into Mud Pies from the Toughest Planting Season in Ohio History" and will focus on the tough Ohio planting season, silver linings and lessons learned for moving forward.
The SWCD Conservation Farmer will be recognized as well as several scholarship recipients from both groups. An individual will be inducted into the Van Wert County Ag Hall of Fame and are proud to announce that Earl Gerdeman is the honoree!
Tickets are $5 and are available from the Van Wert SWCD. Deadline is July 30.