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ODA Announces 2016 Local Ag. Easements Approved for Purchase

  |  June 15, 2016
The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) today announced approval for local sponsors to purchase agricultural easements on 62 family farms representing 7,919 acres in 31 counties.

Summer Fun & Outdoor Learning! - Licking SWCD E-News

  |  June 10, 2016
Summer is a great time for outdoor learning. Join us as we head outside to learn about many of nature’s critters and their habitats.

Natural Resources Local Work Group Meeting Set

  |  June 3, 2016
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Licking Soil & Water invite residents and landowners to discuss Licking County's natural resources priorities.

Job Opp, Cover Crop Cost Share and More - Licking SWCD E-News

  |  May 19, 2016
JOIN OUR TEAM: We are hiring a Conservation Crew Leader. Application materials are due Tuesday, May 31, 2016. COVER CROP COST SHARE: Cover crops enhance soil structure, prevent erosion and improve a field’s or garden’s environmental quality.

Cover Crop Cost-share Sign-up Open

  |  May 17, 2016
Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) are offering a cover crop cost-share program.

Pond Clinic Set for May 9

  |  May 6, 2016
Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District will hold a free Pond Clinic, 6p - 8p, Monday, May 9, 2016, at the Hartford Fairgrounds Natural Resources Area, 14028 Fairgrounds Road, Croton Ohio.

River Trash Clean Up Poster Earns $500 for CTEC

  |  May 6, 2016
Margeaux LeVere, a CTEC Visual Communications Program student is First Place winner of the 2016 Licking County River Round Up Poster Contest.

Granville Teams Advance to State Envirothon

  |  May 3, 2016
The Granville High School Chickadees Team placed first and Granville Blue Aces Team placed fourth in the Area 3 Envirothon competition held Wednesday, April 27 at Dillon State Park in Muskingum County.

Happy Arbor Day! Licking SWCD E-News

  |  April 29, 2016
Stop by to see us at the DAWES ARBOR DAY FESTIVAL tomorrow, Saturday. We’ll share information about pollinators and plant milkweed seed.

Granville Takes First and Second in Tri-County Envirothon

  |  April 22, 2016
The Granville High School Chickadees Team placed first and Granville Blue Aces Team placed second in the Tri-County Envirothon competition

Locally Grown and Gathered Dinner is April 15

  |  April 7, 2016
This annual fundraiser includes a delicious meal of locally grown and gathered foods prepared by Chef Matt Russo and the COTC Culinary Arts students (see COTC News Release).

Envirothon Dates Set, Tests Students' Knowledge

  |  April 7, 2016
The Tri-County Envirothon will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Infirmary Mound Park, 4351 Lancaster Road, Granville, Ohio 43023.

Culinary Students Plan Menu for Fundraising Event

  |  March 31, 2016
Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is hosting a fundraising dinner in partnership with the Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District on Friday, April 15.

Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training Will Continue

  |  March 26, 2016
We are still getting a lot of questions about Fertilizer Certification from farmers. As a reminder, your legislators recently passed two laws regarding the application of fertilizer and manure.

ODA Seeks to Recognize Farm Families Leading in Conservation and Productivity

  |  March 23, 2016
The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is accepting nominations to honor Ohio farm families who are leaders in conservation for the 2016 Conservation Farm Family Awards.

Tree Sale, Rain Barrel Workshops & More, Licking Soil & Water March E-News

  |  March 11, 2016
TREE SALE: Be sure to order your seedling trees by Friday, March 25.

Money Grows on Trees

  |  March 10, 2016
We sit under them on hot summer days. We climb them as youth. We eat their fruits. But what other benefits do we reap from nature’s woody wonders?

Butterfly nourisher available with trees

  |  March 8, 2016
The Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District's annual seedling-tree sale is underway, but a new feature is expected to plant even more seeds for the future.

Licking Land Trust Earns National Recognition

  |  March 4, 2016
The Licking Land Trust, a non-profit organization committed to conserving and protecting greenspace and natural areas in and around Licking County, today announced it has achieved national accreditation – a mark of honor in land conservation.

Valuing groundwater during National Groundwater Awareness Week

  |  March 1, 2016
If you value your life, you should value groundwater, the National Ground Water Association said today in recognition of National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 6-12.

USDA to Invest $150 Million through Conservation Stewardship Program to Help Improve Working Lands

  |  February 25, 2016
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that $150 million in funding is available for agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), USDA’s largest conservation program that

Get Ready for National Invasive Species Awareness Week 2016!

  |  February 21, 2016
Volunteers in communities across the nation are getting ready for National Invasive Species Awareness Week, scheduled for February 21-27.

Soil & Water Board and Associate Board Members Begin Service

  |  February 18, 2016
Mike Birkmeyer and Megan Evans were each elected to the Licking Soil & Water Board of Supervisors for three-year terms that began January 1, 2016. Birkmeyer and Evans join current Board Chair Fred Ernest, Secretary/Treasurer Jeff Baker, and Fiscal Agent John Chacey.

Tree Sale & More - Licking SWCD February E-News

  |  February 12, 2016
Our Quarterly Newsletter is now available (click here). TREE SALE: Choose from 20 species, including five new seedling trees and shrubs, wildflower seed and planting tools. Order by March 25.

Ohio Pipeline Standards Get an Update to Protect Ag Land

  |  February 5, 2016
The Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Division of Soil and Water Conservation has updated the Ohio pipeline standard and construction specifications document.

OSU Extension workshops to help farm families prepare for the future

  |  January 27, 2016
Farm transition experts from The Ohio State University are offering workshops at several locations statewide to provide farm families with the tools and information needed to successfully pass on the farm business to the next generation.

USDA Conservation Programs for 2016 Now Available in Ohio

  |  January 19, 2016
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) now has 2016 Federal conservation program funds available for Ohio farmers and forestland owners.

Licking Soil & Water January E-newsletter

  |  January 9, 2016
Take a look at our first programs of the year.

2016 Agronomy Workshop & Expo Set

  |  January 8, 2016
Keeping nutrients in the field, improving corn and soybean yields, and boosting soil health are critical to an agricultural producer's success. Join us for the third annual Agronomy Workshop & Expo

Farmland Preservation Information Meeting Set

  |  December 29, 2015
Licking Soil & Water will host a Farmland Preservation Landowner Information Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, January 12, 2016,