Funding is now available from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Ohio to help Western Lake Erie Basin producers implement conservation practices on their land. Apply by Dec. 8 to be eligible for the first round of funding.Read More
From the continued growth of the H2Ohio water quality initiative to the recent soil test research from The Fertilizer Institute, data shows farmers are making progress in the ongoing efforts to protect clean water throughout Ohio. Two members of the Ohio Farm Bureau team are heavily involved in many of those efforts, and on this Our Ohio Weekly, Ohio Farm Bureau’s Dr. Larry Antosch, senior director of policy development and environmental policy and Jordan Hoewischer, director of water quality and research, share the results of the 2022 Ohio Water Quality Status Report.
00:00 – Antosch and Hoewischer give the details of the 2022 Water Quality Status Report.
23:50 – As we continue to feature Ohio Farm Bureau state trustees “To the Beat of Agriculture,” this week hear from the representative of District 12, Kyle Walls. He talks about how he came into agriculture as a first generation farmer and how taking a job all the way in South Dakota helped cement his future in the Buckeye State.
32:20 – With county fair season underway, Farm Credit Mid-America and Rural 1st are excited to launch the second installment of the Fight the Hunger, Stock the Trailer contest. The contest is designed to help junior fairs raise food donations for their local food banks through a competition between county fairs across Ohio. Farm Credit Mid-America’s Patrick Link shares the details.
42:20 – Safety outdoors is always a “hot topic” at the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation. Mark Reams, director of loss prevention for Ohio BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene has some tips to keep you cool and healthy in the summer sun.
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After decades of decline, how did the community pull together to push Grand Lake St. Marys in the right direction?Read More
The plan establishes a total maximum daily load for phosphorus for the Maumee River Watershed.Read More
Gary Mescher and other farmers have not only learned, but implemented Nutrient Management Plan practices that now serve as models for how to manage agricultural runoff in the Western Lake Erie Basin.Read More
ODA and SWCD are hosting a series of informational meetings for farmers to learn about H2Ohio incentives, the Ohio Agriculture Conservation Initiative, best management practices and open enrollment.Read More
The comprehensive study found that water quality has improved tremendously over the years, with 86% of the state’s large rivers in good to excellent condition compared to just 18% in the 1980s.Read More
The TMDL would create a blueprint for officials to develop and implement programs and policies to improve the quality of water within the designated area.Read More