Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District has recently been certified as a local sponsor for the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP). The district has received an initial allocation of $337,150 for the 2019 program year.
Licking County SWCD will use a pre-application process and those applications are due to the SWCD Office by Feb. 4, 2019.
Since 2009, Licking County Soil and Water’s Farmland Preservation Program has brought $4.75 million in Clean Ohio and federal funds to Licking County. They hold 18 agricultural easements totaling 2,900 acres.
For any questions or to receive additional information, contact the SWCD office at 740-670-5330.