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Staffing Update, Job Opp & River Round Up! - Licking Soil & Water August E-newsletter

  |  August 23, 2015
Hello Friends of Licking Soil & Water, Can you believe August is almost over and kids are back in school?

Farm Science Review: Good reasons to go green at the Gwynne Conservation Area

  |  August 20, 2015
Gwynne Conservation AreaLONDON, Ohio - Farm Science Review features information on numerous ways producers and landowners can be green.

Fair Time, Local Food & River Round Up! - Licking Soil & Water July E-newsletter

  |  July 27, 2015
Our SUMMER NEWSLETTER is now available. We continue to partner with organizations, providing fun Soil & Water programs:

Test Your Soils Knowledge!

  |  July 20, 2015
Test your soils knowledge with this fun Soil Health Quiz.

Introduction to Forestry Class Planned

  |  July 10, 2015
The Ohio Division of Forestry will hold an Introduction to Forestry class, 9a - 3p, Friday July 24th 2015 in Frazeysburg, Ohio.

Millions Available to Help Connect Retiring Landowners with New Farmers

  |  July 2, 2015
Access to farmland remains one of the most difficult challenges that new farmers face when looking to start farming. Fortunately, since 2008, there has been

Water, Water Education Everywhere! Licking Soil & Water June E-newsletter

  |  June 16, 2015
Can you believe the Summer Solstice will be here in less than a week, Sunday, June 20? Summer is far from over though, so take some time to learn about protecting our abundant water resources.

The World is All Abuzz about Pollinators!

  |  June 15, 2015
Celebrate Pollinator Week, June 15-21! While many pollinators may seem like just annoying insects, they are actually a very important part of the web of life upon which we all depend. Unfortunately, pollinators have shown disturbing signs of decline in recent years.

Local Agricultural Easements Approved for Purchase

  |  June 5, 2015
The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) today announced approval for local sponsors to purchase agricultural easements on 54 family farms representing 7,512 acres in 26 counties.

Cover Crop Cost-share Sign-up Deadline Set

  |  June 1, 2015
The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is offering a cover crop cost-share program through the Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District.

Pasture Walk Set for Thursday

  |  May 25, 2015
Join Licking Soil & Water and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for a Pasture Walk, 6:30-8:30p, Thursday, May 28.

Licking Soil & Water - May E-newsletter

  |  May 24, 2015
Join us for some great PROGRAMS this summer:

Special Sign Up for Conservation Practices

  |  May 18, 2015
Agricultural producers have an incentive to manage their operations with a conservation outlook since their livelihood depends on the quality of the soil and water they use

Licking Soil & Water - April E-newsletter

  |  April 30, 2015
Licking Soil & Water will hold several PUBLIC PROGRAMS this summer:

Granville High School takes First and Second Places in the Tri-County Envirothon Competition

  |  April 23, 2015
The Granville High School Blue Team placed first and the White Team placed second in the Tri-County Envirothon competition held Tuesday, April 21 at the Perry County Gun Club in Perry County.

Licking Soil & Water - March E-newsletter

  |  March 23, 2015
Our SEEDLING TREE SALE Ordering ENDS this Friday, March 27. Our TREE SALE PICK UP DAY is Friday, April 10.

Join Us for a Natural Resources Area Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

  |  March 1, 2015
The Hartford Fair Natural Resources Area will host their annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, March 7th, from 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m., at Church of the Ascension in Johnstown.

Licking Soil & Water - February E-newsletter

  |  February 27, 2015
Please help us welcome Zach Bollheimer, our new Urban Conservation Specialist.

Many Conservation Options Now Available for Ohio Farmers

  |  February 23, 2015
Ohio farmers have until March 20, 2015, to apply for financial assistance to improve natural resources on their land.

National Invasive Species Awareness Week Promotes Education and Involvement

  |  February 17, 2015
National Invasive Species Awareness Week is scheduled for February 22-28, and experts with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say it is more important than ever for each of us to get involved.

USDA Accepting Applications for Conservation Stewardship Program

  |  February 5, 2015
he U.S. Department of Agriculture will make $100 million available this year through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).

Licking Soil & Water - January E-newsletter

  |  January 25, 2015
Happy 2015! Its a new year and weve hit the ground running with many projects, plans and activities.

Ohio Agriculture Department Recognizes 104 Historic Farms in 2014

  |  January 7, 2015
In 2014, the Ohio Department of Agriculture recognized 104 new century or bicentennial farms owned by the same family for at least 100 or 200 consecutive years. There are now more than 1,100 historic farms registered across the state.

River Round Up Poster Contest Deadline Set

  |  December 30, 2014
The Licking County River Round Up is an annual county‐wide event in the Licking River Watershed. Hundreds of volunteers participate in the event by collecting trash and debris along shorelines and from boats.

Licking Soil & Water News Release: Farmland Preservation Information Meeting Set

  |  December 22, 2014
Licking Soil & Water will host a Farmland Preservation Landowner Information Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 6, 2015,

Licking Soil & Water - December E-newsletter

  |  December 19, 2014
As you complete your shopping and plan for time with family and friends, please take a few minutes to consider the environment.

NRCS Program Sign-up Now Available for Farmers & Forest Land Owners

  |  December 19, 2014
NRCS is accepting new applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) from Ohio farmers and non-industrial private forest land owners who want to improve the natural resources on their land.

Local Food Week receives 2014 Impact Award

  |  December 5, 2014
The Licking County Convention and Visitor's Bureau named Local Food Week as "Event of the Year" as part of its Impact Awards.

Go Green for the Holidays!

  |  December 2, 2014
Make "green" holiday choices when you are shopping, traveling, sending cards, decorating, and choosing gifts. When you save energy and resources, you protect the environment and safeguard health both now and for the future.

Farmland preservation programs have changed, but same focus

  |  November 20, 2014
Ohio offers two main programs for farmland preservation the Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program, which is funded through the voter-approved Clean Ohio Fund, and the Agricultural Easement Donation Program, which allows landowners to donate easement rights, so that their land will be preserved.