Monday Night
36°
Mostly Clear
1%
Tuesday
49°
Chance Rain Showers
35%
Tuesday Night
28°
Chance Rain Showers
41%
Wednesday
37°
Partly Sunny
3%
Wednesday Night
27°
Partly Cloudy
6%
Thanksgiving Day
40°
Partly Sunny
3%
Thursday Night
29°
Mostly Clear
5%
Friday
47°
Mostly Sunny
8%
Friday Night
41°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
24%
Saturday
49°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
21%
Saturday Night
30°
Partly Cloudy
15%
3 Day
Extended
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
Sustainable ag tour
Photo by Nancy Allen/The Daily Standard

Mercer County OSU Extension educator Jim Hoorman and economic development director Jared Ebbing talk to 16 state Extension educators who visited Grand Lake on Tuesday to learn about the lake's water quality issues and its connection to livestock. The group is participating in the USDA's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. They also visited a Darke County hog and beef cattle farm; the Inn at Versailles, which uses homegrown organic produce; and the Jeff Rasawehr farm near Celina, which uses cover crops and no till. Participants were from New Mexico, North Carolina, Idaho, New York, Florida, Wisconsin, New Jersey and Colorado.

Additional pictures on this date