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OSU to discuss ways to adapt ag to extreme weather

  |  January 10, 2013
From the record drought that covered much of the nation last year to Superstorm Sandy that caused an estimated $50 billion or more in damage in the Northeast and Midwest

County-wide effort underway to promote locally grown produce

  |  January 10, 2013
The Granville School District lunch menu this week features pepperoni pizza and cheeseburgers, typical items for school lunches. But for chef Greg Enslen of AVI Foodsystems, there is something particularly important about the ingredients that went into those dishes.

Soil & Water Encourages Use of CNMP

  |  January 7, 2013
Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District (Soil & Water) encourages local livestock operations to implement a Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP).

Implement 4R Nutrient Stewardship This Winter

  |  December 28, 2012
Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District encourages local farmers to incorporate 4R Nutrient Stewardship this winter to minimize

More cover crops are being planted

  |  December 27, 2012
Have you been seeing some interesting things this fall in some local farm fields?

Keeping Ohio Soil and Nutrients in Ohio, Looking for Farmers Who Want to Know How

  |  December 17, 2012
The Ken Burns documentary “The Dust Bowl” gave people a stark look at what happens when soil blows away. We learned a hard lesson and came to value farming in a way that keeps the soil in place.

Envirothon Video Contest Set, Deadline is March 30

  |  December 17, 2012
The Ohio Federation of Soil & Water Conservation Districts is holding a state-wide Envirothon Video contest.

Bringing New Life to a Local Landfill

  |  December 13, 2012
On November 30th, the Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District (Soil & Water) planted around 270 seedling trees at the old Newark City Landfill

OEFFA and CC Partner to Help Expand Availability of Local Produce

  |  November 12, 2012
Countryside Conservancy and the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) are partnering again to offer a variety of educational programming to specialty crop growers across the state of Ohio.

Rain Barrels Beware! Winter is Near

  |  November 6, 2012
With the holiday season quickly approaching, we all have endless to-do lists. However, you might want to note, “WINTERIZE RAIN BARREL” as on your high-priority list.

OEFFA Launches New Investment Fund

  |  November 2, 2012
Columbus, OH – The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has partnered with a group of socially-motivated local investors who are making $500,000 available to launch a groundbreaking initiative: the OEFFA Investment Fund.

Winners Announced at Annual Meeting

  |  October 22, 2012
Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District held its 68th Annual Meeting Saturday, October 18, 2012 at The Reese Center on The Ohio State University/Central Ohio Technical College campus in Newark, Ohio.

Statistics class at Licking Valley goes 'streaming' in the river

  |  October 22, 2012
HANOVER TOWNSHIP — On a recently cool and crisp fall morning, the students from Dave Chapman statistics class at Licking Valley High school were “streaming.”

Oct. 18 dinner features 'entertaining' scientist

  |  October 9, 2012
For Frank Gibbs, being a soil scientist is anything but boring. "I had this great adventure," he said, recalling a recent trek into the mountains of Tibet and a wild experience with the local terrain and culture. "Those people are amazing!"

Ohio's Century Farm Program Reaches Milestone

  |  October 8, 2012
With the addition of the Daniels Family Farm in Highland County on Friday, October 5, Ohio’s Century Farm Program reached a milestone.

River Round Up Committee Thanks Volunteers

  |  September 17, 2012
Surprisingly, the rain did not play a factor in last Saturday’s River Round Up event. On September 8th, over 80 dedicated and determined volunteers and committee members came ready to brave the weather and clean up the waterways!

Soil, Water District tax levy removed from election ballot

  |  September 10, 2012
The Licking County Commissioners approved the removal of the Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District levy from the general election ballot on Thursday.

Soil, Water District may withdraw levy

  |  August 30, 2012
The Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District needs the revenue a tax levy would bring, but the cost of placing a levy on the ballot could be too much.

Volunteers needed for annual river cleanup effort

  |  August 29, 2012
A group of business and government officials floated down the Licking River on Monday morning, and not just for pleasure.

Hay Directory, Drought Resources Available for Ohio Producers

  |  August 20, 2012
Ohio Department of Agriculture offers web-based assistance to help farmers.

Wild Game Cook-Off is competition with a twist

  |  August 10, 2012
Cooking competitions are a mainstay of state and county fairs. The Hartford Independent Fair, although an independent fair, is no exception. On Wednesday in the Natural Resource Area, there was a twist.

State Unveils New Program to Preserve Farmland

  |  August 8, 2012
Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels today announced a new way to preserve Ohio farmland.

Soil and Water Conservation District hosting events at fair

  |  August 4, 2012
Calling all Frog Jumpers: The Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District invites fairgoers of all ages to visit and participate in the countless events at the Natural Resources Area during the Hartford Fair this week.

Commissioners approve soil, water levy

  |  August 3, 2012
The Licking County Commissioners approved a resolution Thursday to forward the proposed Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District tax levy to the board of elections.

Licking County soil-water district to attempt levy again

  |  August 1, 2012
The Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District decided to ask voters a second time to approve a levy to maintain its programs.

Join LCSWCD at Fourth of July Events

  |  June 27, 2012
Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District (LCSWCD) invites area residents to visit LCSWCD at the following events:

Canoe float conducted to educate community about boating safety, value of water

  |  June 15, 2012
Most people don't think about where their drinking water comes from, but Jim Kiracofe, administrator of the Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District, is trying to change that.

Volunteer for Stream Team

  |  May 29, 2012
The Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District (LCSWCD) is recruiting eager volunteers for their Stream Team Monitoring Program.

District Staff Receives Boater Safety Certification

  |  May 16, 2012
On May 17th, Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District Staff: Denise Brooks and Amber Naber and volunteers: Lindsey Grimm and Theresa Duick will participate in a three-day American Canoe Association (ACA), Introduction to Canoeing/Kayaking Instructor Certification Course.

Middle-schoolers compete in science competition

  |  May 15, 2012
One of the teams from Granville Middle School competing in the third annual Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District Middle School Envirothon Monday thought they learned the meaning of the word "eutrophication."