Beginning in February, funding for farmers interested in incentives for implementing approved nutrient management practices will be available through the state’s H2Ohio initiative in the 14 counties of the Maumee River Watershed.
Those counties are Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Lucas, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Williams and Wood.
Ohio Farm Bureau is encouraging members in those counties to learn more about the H2Ohio application process and the program’s conservation practices by attending upcoming meetings. The meetings will be hosted by the Ohio Department of Agriculture in conjunction with your Soil and Water Conservation District and many of Ohio’s agriculture and conservation organizations.
The meetings also will introduce a new OACI Farmer Certification program focused on conservation. This OACI Farmer Certification was developed by the Ohio Agricultural Conservation Initiative (OACI), of which Ohio Farm Bureau is a member.
These free meetings will have important details about how the OACI Farmer Certification program will work with the H2Ohio program to ensure farmers receive funds for their commitment to continuous improvement through the implementation of science-based water quality practices.
Meetings are open to the public and attendees do not need to be a resident of the county meeting that they choose to attend. No RSVP is necessary.
H2Ohio funding meeting details
Veterans Hall, Owens Community College
30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg
Allen/Van Wert Counties
1600 E. 5th St., Delphos
Defiance K of C Hall
111 Elliott Rd., Defiance
Auglaize County Jr. Fair Building
1001 Fairview Dr., Wapakoneta
American Legion Hall
601 N. 2nd St., Coldwater
815 E. Mathias St., Leipsic
Kissell Community Building
509 N. Main St., West Unity
McIntosh Center, Ohio Northern University
402 W. College Ave., Ada