November 7, 2019
The Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District’s 72nd Annual Meeting and Banquet will be held at The Barn Restaurant in Smithville, Ohio on November 7, 2019.
The Election will take place from 5:30-6:30p.m., with the meal beginning at 6:30p.m. Cost of the meal will be $15 per person. The meal, will consist of: salad, ham, chicken, roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, homemade bread, pie and beverages. Tickets are available for purchase in our office.
Our guest speaker will be Dr. Greg Wiles. He attended Beloit College in Wisconsin and the Universities of Binghamton and Buffalo. After earning his Ph.D., he was a post-doctoral fellowship at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. He has taught at Wooster for over 20 years. The College of Wooster Tree Ring Lab has dated over 70 buildings in Ohio and surrounding states. Dr. Wiles will discuss how the Wooster lab dates buildings using tree-rings and some of the historical and environmental information gleaned from his work.
Last year we had donations from: Farm Credit Mid-America, Farmers National Bank, Lowe & Young, Shearer Equipment, Steiner Excavating and Tyler Grain & Fertilizer.
2019 Wayne SWCD Supervisor Election Candidates
Greg lives in Wooster Township and farms 450 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat and hay. He raises registered shorthorn seedstock and feeds 50-60 steer. Conservation practices used on his farm are 90% no-till. The balance is minimum-till and cover crops to reduce erosion, build organic matter and to cutback on herbicide and commercial fertilizers. Greg is a member of the Farm Bureau, Grace Church in Ashland and a 4-H Advisor/volunteer. Greg and his wife, Jennifer, have three sons: Lane, Luke and Aden.
Dustin lives in Milton Township. He farms 110 acres of corn and soybeans. Conservation practices used on his farm are continuous no-till, cover crops, grassed waterways, and a retired penpack facility with CNMP. He is a Certified Crop Advisor and is currently a fulltime sales agronomist at Tyler's Grain a& Fertilizer Company. Dustin has earned the "4R Nutrient Managment Specialist Certification" under the CCA Program. Dustin is a member of the Rittman Grace Brethern Church and the American Society of Agronomists. Dustin and his wife, Rachel, have three children: Brianna, Dillon and Benjamin.
Scott lives in Milton Township. Between owning and renting, Soctt and his family operate and 880 acre certified organic dairy farm growing corn, soybeans, wheat, ry and alfalfa/grass pastures. They have 160 milking cows, 20 dry and 180 heifers. Scott has installed several conservation practices: heavy use cow lanes, riparian buffer, developed springs, waterways and does cover crops on all acres. Scott also follows a Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan, has a 250,000 gallon manure storage structure and does woodland management. Scott is a member of the Apostolic Christian Church and the Wayne County Farm Bureau. He is also on the board of directors for Organic Valley and Apostolic Christian Village. Scott and his wife, Charlene, have 8 children, 3 daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, 10 grandchildren and 2 more due in March.
Supervisor Election & Absentee Ballots
In accordance with Ch. 940 of the Ohio Revised Code, the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election to be held electing two (2) supervisors to fill the expring term of Scott Stoller and Dustin Ramsier. The supervisors will be elected for a three (3) year term, beginning January 1, 2020. The candidates running for Wayne SWCD Board of Supervisors are Greg Beckler, Dustin Ramsier and Scott Stoller. Eligible voters and candidates shall be 18 years of age by the day of election and shall reside within or own land within Wayne County. If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to vote, plesae contact or stop in our office starting October 17th to cast your absentee ballot from 8:00am to 4:30pm weekdays and from 8:00am to Noon on election day (November 7th). Absentee ballots submitted via mail must arrive at the Wayne SWCD office before November 7th.