| August 6, 2014
The Ohio Department of Agriculture today announced it will receive $478,600 to help growers and handlers of organic agricultural products recover part of the cost of their U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) certification.
| July 31, 2014
The Licking County Local Food Council today announced the calendar of events for the first annual Local Food Week, which takes place August 15-22nd.
| July 29, 2014
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack declared Aug. 3 through 9 as "National Farmers Market Week."
| July 23, 2014
The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is kicking off its Soil Health Forum and Conservation Tour in Indianapolis by praising a bipartisan resolution
| July 14, 2014
The challenges facing Ohio’s water bodies and waterways are diverse, and so are the plans being formed to address them.
| July 11, 2014
Join Licking Soil & Water and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for a pasture walk on Thursday, July 24, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
| July 8, 2014
Manure has two shades of green, so to speak. The green of greater farm crop yields. And the green of a cleaner environment.
| June 27, 2014
Jim Kiracofe said his mission has not changed in the 17 years he has served as administrator and program director for the Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District.
| June 26, 2014
U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced the implementation of new Farm Bill measures and other policy changes to improve the financial security of new and beginning farmers and ranchers.
| June 23, 2014
Producers with expiring U.S. Department of Agriculture Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contracts have from July 11 until Sept. 12, 2014 to renew and add conservation activities
| June 19, 2014
The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) today announced approval for local sponsors to purchase agricultural easements in 21 counties.
| June 16, 2014
After 17-plus years of service, Jim Kiracofe, District Program Administrator with Licking Soil & Water, has decided to move on to other opportunities.
| June 16, 2014
After sweeping the Tri-County Envirothon competition in April, it is no surprise that Granville High School qualified for the State Envirothon Competition held last week at Salt Fork State Park.
| June 13, 2014
In partnership with Sanflillipo Produce Company, the Licking County Local Food Council is hosting a free networking event on Monday, June 30, 2014, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Homestead Beer Company, 811 Irving Wick Dr W, Heath, Ohio 43056. The event aims to connect the following two groups:
| June 10, 2014
Ohio summers are a time to enjoy the bounty of fresh garden vegetables, ripe off the vine berries, farm fresh eggs, and orchard harvests bursting with juicy flavor.
| June 10, 2014
The Licking County Local Food Council today announced the first ever Licking County Local Food Week to be held August 15-22, 2014.
| May 26, 2014
By now you probably know about the plight of America’s honeybees: the collapsed colonies and dying hives, threatening pollination services to crops and the future of a much-beloved insect.
| May 21, 2014
Licking Soil & Water and the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District are partnering to assist farmers in the Licking River Watershed through a cost-sharing cover crop program.
| May 12, 2014
The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has announced th farm tours and workshops that will be included in the 2014 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring free public tours of some of Ohio’s finest sustainable and organic farms.
| May 7, 2014
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is now accepting applications for its new Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).
| April 28, 2014
Granville High School swept the Tri-County Envirothon competition at Dillon State Park in Muskingum County. Granville Chickadees (Licking County) took first place with 45 points, followed by Granville Blue (Licking County) in second place and Granville Poplars (Licking County) in third place.
| April 23, 2014
At the request of the Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors, the Licking County Commissioners have placed a five-year, 0.15 mill levy on the May 6, 2014 ballot.
| April 14, 2014
The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is now accepting registration requests for the Ohio Sensitive Crop Registry (OSCR),
| April 7, 2014
Imagine a Newark overflowing with sustainable small farms and community gardens that produce fresh, local produce for the community.
| April 2, 2014
In many American suburbs, outward signs of life are limited to the blue glow of television screens flickering behind energy-efficient windows.
| March 31, 2014
Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Doug O’Brien visited Athens County, Ohio, today to announce a grant award of more than $198,000 to help Rural Action and the Southeast Ohio Food Hub Network expand the distribution of locally grown foods.
| March 28, 2014
Do you grow and sell tomatoes? If so, an Ohio StaDo you grow and sell tomatoes? If so, an Ohio State University/OARDC-based team hopes to hear from you soon.
| March 26, 2014
A conservancy group’s $650,000 winning bid was enough to save one of the last privately held Hopewell earthworks sites in the state during a real estate auction held Tuesday evening at the Christopher Conference Center.
| March 25, 2014
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced increased opportunity for producers as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill. A fact sheet outlining modifications to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Farm Loan Programs is available here.
| March 13, 2014
If you would like to help us plan and implement Licking County's 1st annual Local Food Restaurant Week scheduled for this August please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.