November 7, 2019
Thank you to everyone who attended our 72nd Annual Meeting and Banquet!
Our guest speaker, Dr. Greg Wiles, Professor of Earth Sciences at The College of Wooster, discussed how the Wooster lab dates buildings using tree-rings and some of the historical and environmental information derived from those records. The archives include over 900 cross-sections of trees from Alaska killed by advancing glaciers and samples from over 70 buildings from Ohio and surrounding states that have been dated by the lab.
Thank you Dr. Wiles for joining us and being our speaker!
Wayne SWCD Supervisors, Dustin Ramsier and Scott Stoller, were re-elected to a three-year term.
Thank you to Apple Creek Banking Co., Farm Credit Mid-America, Farmers National Bank, Lowe & Young Inc., Steiner Excavating, and
Tyler Grain & Fertilizer were recognized for their donations to help defray costs of the annual meeting.
Thank you to the staff at The Barn Restaurant in Smithville, We had 86 guests that evening and the staff did an amazing job!
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 & 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, please 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.