Enrollment has been simplified for the Ohio Agriculture Conservation Initiative Farmer Certification Program, which will help farmers take conservation programs to the next level. Farmers participating in the H2Ohio program must be enrolled by March 31, 2021.
“Enrolling is easier than ever with the new streamlined account set up,” said Kris Swartz, northwest Ohio farmer and OACI chair. “Farmers can enroll using the mobile app or through our website when and where it’s most convenient. After enrolling, farmers will be eligible to become certified in 2021.”
OACI is a collaboration of Ohio agricultural organizations, including Farm Bureau, along with conservation, academia and environmental groups. The goal of OACI’s Farmer Certification Program is to help improve soil health, yield and cost-efficiency and deliver cost savings for farmers through practical, workable soil health solutions.
The no-cost program is administered by the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and is available to farmers throughout Ohio.