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Winterize Your Rain Barrel

  |  October 30, 2013
As temperatures begin to drop and leaves continue to fall it is important to take the time to winterize your rain barrel before old man winter rears his head.

Farm Bill Conservation Programs and the Continuing Resolution

  |  October 25, 2013
Expiration of the Farm Bill and the recently passed Continuing Resolution allows the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to offer some Farm Bill conservation programs, but not all,

ODA Offers Tips for Purchasing Firewood

  |  October 24, 2013
As winter quickly approaches and more Ohioans look to firewood to help heat their homes,

Conservation Celebrated at Annual Meeting

  |  October 18, 2013
Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District celebrated 2013 conservation accomplishments at its 69th Annual Meeting, Thursday at OSU Newark’s Reese Center.


  |  October 17, 2013
Learn how to better manage your woodland resources. As part of its 2013 Conservation Learning Series, Licking Soil & Water will co-host a Forestry Field Day

Why Northeast Ohio Farmers Disagree about the Latest Farm Technology

  |  October 11, 2013
Genetically modified organisms are seen as a boon to conventional farms and a threat to organic agriculture.

Earth Science Week Promotes Importance of Maps and Geology to All Ohioans

  |  October 9, 2013
Earth Science Week in Ohio encourages teachers, students and all Ohioans to take advantage of the opportunities available to learn more about the geology beneath their feet, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).


  |  October 7, 2013
Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District will celebrate 2013 conservation accomplishments at its 69th Annual Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 17, 2013,

OSU's Chadwick Arboretum Installs Green Roof

  |  September 28, 2013
OSU’s Chadwick Arboretum recently installed 12,000 square foot green roof on Howlett Hall.

Students Compete in Soil Judging

  |  September 26, 2013
Licking County Future Farmers of America students participated in the annual county soil judging competition held September 24.

FFA Soil Judging Takes Place Tuesday

  |  September 20, 2013
For Immediate Release. Licking County Future Farmers of America (FFA) students will participate in the annual Licking Soil & Water soil judging competition at 8:30am Tuesday morning,

Know Your Soils Workshop Set

  |  September 20, 2013
For Immediate Release. Licking Soil and Water will host a Know Your Soils Workshop on Tuesday, September 24th, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm,

Keep an Eye Out for Conservation Needs during Harvest and Sign-Up for EQIP

  |  September 19, 2013
It’s the time of year Ohio farmers hit the fields to harvest, driving over the land planted last spring. As combines remove the crop, the land hidden beneath reveals areas that may benefit from conservation treatments to improve the health of the land and next year’s crop.

175 people help clean up Licking River

  |  September 17, 2013
County conservationists say the Licking River is far cleaner following the annual Licking River Round Up Sept. 7, but there's still much work to be done.

Community Holds Successful River Clean Up

  |  September 9, 2013
More than 175 Licking County citizens and staff from community organizations spent their Saturday cleaning up trash along Licking County streams and rivers.

Volunteers Needed for Annual River Cleanup Effort

  |  August 29, 2013
The Licking County River Round Up Committee is hosting the annual Licking County River Round Up on Saturday, September 7.

Licking County River Round Up Featured on NBC4

  |  August 21, 2013
From NBC4: NEWARK, Ohio - Licking County conservation groups are coming together to assess the water quality of the Licking River.

Horse Forage Management Clinics Continue

  |  August 16, 2013
A wet summer means many challenges to horse owners. On Wednesday, August 21st, Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District along with the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) will host a Horse Forage Management Clinic.

OH So Fresh Locally Grown Produce Initiative Launched

  |  August 5, 2013
The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, Ohio Grocers Foundation, Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association, and Ohio Department of Agriculture have partnered to launch a new initiative called OH So Fresh.

Horse Forage Management Clinic Planned

  |  July 2, 2013
If you have one horse or over a dozen you may be asking yourself the same questions. What are the best grasses for my horse?

Licking Soil & Water to hold Project WILD & Aquatic Project WILD Combined Workshop

  |  July 2, 2013
Licking Soil & Water Conservation District will hold a free Project WILD & Aquatic Project WILD Combined Workshop on Wednesday, August 14, 2013,

Farmers working to protect Ohio's water

  |  July 1, 2013
As the peak season approaches for Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) on Ohio’s lakes, the Ohio farm community is pledging its best efforts to protect Ohio’s valuable water resources.

Fence Building Workshop Offered for Educators and Producers

  |  July 1, 2013
Join the Ohio Forage and Grassland Council for a fence building workshop at Jorgensen Farms on Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Nine Teams Compete at the Middle School Envirothon

  |  June 20, 2013
Sixth, seventh and eighth graders swarmed over the Denison University Biological Reserve to test their knowledge about forestry, wildlife, soils and aquatics.

First Presb. Church Partners with Food Council To Increase Donations

  |  June 19, 2013
For the 5th year in a row the First Presbyterian Church of Granville, OH will be collecting excess or unsold food from the Granville Farmers Market to donate to The Salvation Army and the YES Club, a Newark youth organization that serves low-income youth.

Soil & Water Teaches Water Quality & Conservation

  |  June 13, 2013
Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District’s (Soil & Water) upcoming workshops focus on water quality and conservation.

Soil and Water Quality Training Completed

  |  May 2, 2013
Staff from Ohio’s 88 local soil and water conservation districts recently completed a course specifically designed to provide the information and tools needed to further promote the “4 rights of nutrient stewardship.”

Licking County Library to launch seed lending program

  |  May 1, 2013
Since its creation, the Licking County Library system has worked to expand its customers’ horizons.

Soil & Water Prepares Students for Upcoming Envirothon Competition

  |  April 25, 2013
Congratulations to Granville High School’s Envirothon team who took third place at the Area 3 Envirothon on Wednesday and qualified for the Ohio Envirothon competition at Deer Creek State Park on June 9-11.

Natural Resources Area Dinner Set

  |  April 24, 2013
A unique meal will be served as part of a fundraiser being held at the Hartford Fairgrounds. The advisory board for the Hartford Fair Natural Resources Area will hold their annual Locally Grown and Gathered Meal on Friday, May 3rd,