Agriculture

Sign-up for Conservation Assistance


NRCS is announcing sign-ups for conservation assistance. Over $18 million is available for Ohio landowners in these programs. Upcoming deadlines are below:
• RCPP-EQIP for livestock operations, deadline 1/20/2017
• GLRI-EQIP for cropland, deadlines will be announced in February 2017
• EQIP CAP for manure & nutrient management plans, deadline 1/20/2017
• CSP (Conservation Stewardship Program) for existing practices, deadline 2/3/2017

Follow this link for more information or contact District Conservationist Josh Gerwin at 419-898-6431 for more details.

Responsibilities


The Agriculture Division is responsible for:
  • Implementing farm conservation practices that keep soil in the fields and out of waterways. We co-manage the Blue Creek Conservation Area with the Toledo Area Metroparks to demonstrate these practices. We rent conservation tillage equipment to local farmers.
  • Assist with drainage and environmentally sound practices for water management.