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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,

Poster Contest, New Staff, Seed Cleaning Party & More - Licking Soil & Water December E-newsletter

  |  December 20, 2015
Consider a DONATION to Licking Soil & Water and help support our Education and Outreach Programs. In 2015, your generous contributions helped us:

DIY Children's Activity Can Support River Clean Up and Help Schools

  |  December 18, 2015
Are the children full of energy before the holidays? Teachers, parents and children looking for fun children’s activities can create a Do-It-Yourself poster for the 2016 River Round Up.

#givingtuesday, Conservation & More! - Licking Soil & Water November E-newsletter

  |  November 27, 2015
As we begin the holiday season, we want give thanks to each of you – for being a friend to Soil & Water!

Licking County Local Working Group Meeting Set

  |  November 12, 2015
The Licking County Local Working Group of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Licking Soil & Water invite residents and landowners to discuss Licking County's natural resources priorities.

Licking Soil & Water Honors Local Farmer

  |  November 11, 2015
The Cooperator of the Year award is given to an individual or family who demonstrates an outstanding example of protecting and conserving our natural resources.

Licking Soil & Water Honors Local Educator

  |  November 10, 2015
Promoting conservation of natural resources through education is part of the Licking Soil & Water’s mission.

Soil & Water Celebrates 71 Years of Conservation

  |  November 6, 2015
Newark - Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District celebrated 71 years of conservation and service to the Licking County community.

Canal Market District to Hold First Farmers Market Vendor Meeting

  |  October 26, 2015
The Canal Market District will host the first 2016 Farmers Market vendor meeting for interested local food producers on Tuesday, November 10th from 6:30 – 8:00PM at Palumbo’s Italian Market and River Road on the Square at 26 N. Park Place, Newark, OH.

Licking County Residents Encouraged to Vote for Soil & Water Supervisors

  |  October 21, 2015
Newark, Ohio - October 21, 2015 -- Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District is holding its Board of Supervisors election now through November 5, 2015.

Supervisor Election & Fall Events - Licking Soil & Water October E-newsletter

  |  October 17, 2015
Hello Friends of Licking Soil & Water, Can you believe it's mid-October? Watch out for farmers, their equipment and Trick-or-Treaters! Participate in our SUPERVISOR ELECTION with absentee ballot voting through November 5.

River Round Up a Huge Success

  |  September 29, 2015
Through rain or shine, the Licking County community showed how much we care about our rivers and streams.

FFA Reaches Record Nationwide Membership

  |  September 28, 2015
With global needs to fight hunger and prepare for the expected population growth, the industry of agriculture needs educated, skilled and passionate people dedicated to sustainability.

Volunteers, Annual Banquet & More - Licking Soil & Water September E-newsletter

  |  September 25, 2015
Hello Friends of Licking Soil & Water, Happy autumn! Visit us and our EDUCATION DISPLAY at Devine Farms on Saturday, October 17.