Tickets are on Sale for the Van Wert Ag Banquet Being Held August 2. The Van Wert Farm Bureau and Soil & Water Conservation District are co-hosting their annual Ag Banquet on August 2. It is being held at Life House Church, 719 Fox Road, Van Wert. The evening will begin with an election for two supervisors on the SWCD Board from 5-6:00 p.m., dinner catered by More To Love Catering at 6:00 p.m., and meeting following. Tickets are $5 and are available from the Van Wert SWCD, 1185 Professional Drive, Van Wert. Deadline to purchase tickets is July 25.
The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to be held in accordance with Chapter 940 of the Ohio Revised Code. Individuals who own or occupy land within the Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District and are 18 years of age or older may vote for Supervisor. There are 3 ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot:
1.) At the SWCD office, 1185 Professional Drive, Van Wert, from 7/4/2022 to 8/2/2022 during normal business hours; or
2.) At the SWCD Annual Meeting, which will take place at Life House Church on 8/2/2022 from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm ; or
3.) Voting absentee from 7/4/2022 until 8/2/2022, by requesting the ballot application and election ballot from the SWCD office at the following address, 1185 Professional Drive, Van Wert, by calling 419-238-9591, or email Rebekkah.firstname.lastname@example.org. Absentee ballots must be received by the SWCD office by 8/2/2022 by 4:00 pm.
2 Supervisors will be elected to a three‐year term commencing January 1, 2023 and ending December 31, 2026. Nominees are:
1. Ryan Mohr
2. Travis Owens
3. Craig Pohlman
4. Kris Young
The Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District offered one $1,000 scholarship to a student studying agriculture, natural resources or closely related fields at any Ohio college or university during the 2021/2022 academic year. The recipient of the scholarship needed to have completed their freshman year in college, and must be a Van Wert County resident. Scholarship applications were accepted until May 5, 2022. The Scholarship Committee of the Soil and Water Conservation District reviewed the applications, and decided on a winner. Jayden Black, a 2018 Parkway graduate, was selected. Jayden is in his 4th year at The Ohio State University. He is studying Sustainable Plant Systems- Horticulture, Plant Pathology. We would like to congratulate Jayden and wish him all the best in his future studies. Thank you to all who submitted applications. We appreciate your interest and support.
The Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District is pleased to announce the Poster Contest winners. Each year the SWCD holds a poster contest for local students grades K-12. The National Association of Conservation Districts chooses a theme that the students much incorporate into their poster. The theme this year was “Healthy Soil : Healthy Life”. If a student wins at the local level their poster then gets submitted into the State Contest and then the National Contest, if selected. We hope doing a fun project like this provides students with an opportunity to understand the importance of conservation. Kindergarten and 1st grade: Hadley Sauer, 1st grade, Saint Mary’s of the Assumption 2nd and 3rd grade: Hunter Burley, 2nd grade, Saint Mary’s of the Assumption 4th, 5th, and 6th grade: Gia Coleman, 4th grade, Van Wert Elementary We would like to thank those students that participated and congratulate the students whose posters won locally and will be submitted in the State Poster Contest.
Educator, Tammy Campbell pictured with 2nd grader, Hunter Burley
Educator, Tammy Campbell pictured with 1st grader, Hadley Sauer
Educator, Tammy Campbell pictured with 4th grader, Gia Coleman