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EPA and NEEF Launch Climate Change Video Contest

  |  February 6, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Environmental Education Foundation have launched a new video contest that asks middle school students to produce a short video

Conservation Stewardship Program Deadline Extended

  |  January 27, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has extended the deadline for new enrollments in the Conservation Stewardship Program

New Conservation Options for Ohio Farmers and Forest Landowners

  |  January 16, 2014
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), has several new options for agricultural producers and forest landowners to conserve energy, improve air quality, enhance organic operations, and achieve other environmental benefits.

Cover Crops and Soil Health Webcast & Forum Scheduled

  |  January 16, 2014
NRCS is co-hosting several sites as discussion forums for Cover Crops and Soil Health on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014.

OSUE-Coshocton County to Host Farm Finance for Women - Annie's Project 2014

  |  January 4, 2014
OSUE Coshocton County will host Annie’s Project, Farm Finance for Women, from February 18 to March 25, 2014.

Endangered Species Act Turns 40 on Dec. 28

  |  December 27, 2013
The Endangered Species Act, the bipartisan legislation that is credited with saving hundreds of species from extinction, was signed into law by President Nixon 40 years ago on December 28, 1973.

Forget Golf Courses: Subdivisions Draw Residents With Farms

  |  December 24, 2013
When you picture a housing development in the suburbs, you might imagine golf courses, swimming pools, rows of identical houses.

Josh Seehorn Hikes America for the Envirothon!

  |  December 13, 2013
There are so many Envirothon enthusiasts across Ohio. Such a great program and such great supporters! I want you to meet Josh Seehorn.

ODA Announces 2014 Funding for Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program

  |  December 10, 2013
The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) today announced that 17 land trusts, counties and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts will receive funding to help preserve farmland across the state.

Applications for Conservation Stewardship Program Due Jan. 17

  |  December 4, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is opening the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for new enrollments for federal fiscal year 2014.

The Year the Monarch Didn't Appear

  |  November 29, 2013
On the first of November, when Mexicans celebrate a holiday called the Day of the Dead, some also celebrate the millions of monarch butterflies that, without fail, fly to the mountainous fir forests of central Mexico on that day.

New Family-friendly Dining Option Borrows Menu, Atmosphere from Short North

  |  November 13, 2013
Johnstown now has a new dining option that is bringing a bit of the Short North to the Licking County village. Old Horseshoe Tavern, a family-friendly restaurant focusing on food made with local ingredients, has opened at 65 S. Main St.

Aerial Seeding Used to Apply Cover Crops to More Than 21,000 Acres in Muskingum Watershed

  |  November 13, 2013
Producers in 16 Ohio counties watched the skies, not for weather, but for seeds that will help improve soil and water quality and boost their bottom lines.

Nevada Farmer Reinvents Herself with 10 Acres and a High Tunnel

  |  November 11, 2013
Three years ago, Carol Huether, decided it was time to change careers and reinvent herself. So, she took her years of experience managing other people’s businesses and turned those skills into a successful organic vegetable and herb farm in Spring Creek, Nev.

Farm Succession Issues Require Families to Communicate and Plan

  |  November 7, 2013
Experts recommend planning, communication to assure successful farm transition. Family farms have some built-in business advantages, including access to a labor pool, a greater workforce loyalty and the sense of creating a lasting legacy. Work ethic and other values tend to be shared down the family tree.

OSU Extension to Host Annie's Project

  |  November 3, 2013
Women in agriculture who are interested in taking a more active role in farm operations may sign up for Annie's Project, a multi-part risk-management course offered by Ohio State University Extension.

Licking Soil & Water Helps with Dawes, Heritage Middle School Program

  |  October 31, 2013
Instead of sitting in class Thursday, sixth-grade students at Heritage Middle School wiggled into waders and walked into the Log Pond Run Creek at Everett Park.

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.

FORESTRY FIELD DAY IS SATURDAY

  |  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).

COMMUNITY INVITED TO CELEBRATE CONSERVATION

  |  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.