The Ohio Department of Agriculture is accepting nominations to honor Ohio farm families who are leaders in conservation for the 2016 Conservation Farm Family Awards. Nominations must be submitted by May 20.
Farmers have until Feb. 26 to apply to enroll in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Reserve Program.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources recently recognized five families representing each region of the state as winners of the 2015 Conservation Farm Family Awards. The families each received $400 from Ohio Farm Bureau.
By planting more, farmers hope to improve soil, protect Lake Erie.
Applications are now being accepted for two new conservation programs created under the 2014 Farm Bill. The Agricultural Conservation Easements Program (ACEP) has up to $366 million available to state and local governments, Native American tribes, nongovernmental organizations and private landowners.
Tracy Emrick, Core Partnership Manager, Countryside Conservancy, Summit County Farm Bureau member
The 2013 numbers are in and they show the importance of voluntary, locally based conservation.
Several programs are available to farmers through the farm bill.
Farmers use conservation programs to protect sensitive land and promote wildlife
Armed with a shovel, clad in overalls, Dave Brandt is leading an underground movement.