Our Ohio Weekly

In 2019, Gov. Mike DeWine introduced his H2Ohio water quality initiative. The plan, which farmers in the Maumee River Watershed were able to sign up for earlier this year, is an investment in targeted solutions to help reduce phosphorus runoff and prevent algal blooms through a number of ways, including increased implementation of agricultural best practices and the creation of wetlands, improve wastewater infrastructure and replacing failing home septic systems. Despite a global pandemic, the rollout of H2Ohio began earlier this year. On this edition of Our Ohio Weekly, find out how the initial rollout went and what the next year looks like for the program.

Our Ohio Weekly · An H2Ohio Update and Landowner Liabilities

00:00 – Janelle Mead, CEO of Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Kris Swartz, Chairman of the Ohio Agriculture Conservation Initiative talk about the future of H2Ohio

23:50 – Leah Fullenkamp, founder of In the Blink of a Fly, tells her story ‘To the Beat of Agriculture’

32:20 – Ohio Farm Bureau Policy Counsel Leah Curtis, talks about liabilities that may fall onto landowners.

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Mandy Way

Way Farms

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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

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Jaclyn De Candio

Clark County Farm Bureau

Young Ag Professionals program
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Jenna Gregorich

Coshocton County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

Groovy Plants Ranch
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
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Trumbull County Farm Bureau

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