Sharing Conservation with Congressional Leaders


NACD’s Spring Fly-In was a huge success with well over 150 conservation district leaders advocating for NACD’s / conservation priorities on Capitol Hill.  Participants were briefed on legislative priorities by NACD leaders and staff, and also heard the latest developments from key Congressional staff before meeting with each state’s Congressional members and staff. The OFSWCD did attend the fly-in and

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AG Week Celebration!


  Ag Week:  We are celebrating AgWeek! First Vice President Harold Neuenschwander and Sec-Treasurer Jack Hazelbaker joined in with the Division of Soil and Water Conservation Chief and Staff – ODA Director Dave Daniels and Deputy Director Schlichter and crew, Highland SWCD Supervisors and Staff, NRCS and FSA staff, and local officials and partners at the Shoemaker farm in Hillsboro

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Ohio Participates in NACD Annual Meeting

    Ohio was well represented during the recent National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Annual Conference, “Conservation:  Historical Legacy Guiding a Brighter Future,” in Reno, Nevada.  During the meeting, several of Ohio’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) provided workshops, shared programs and highlighted key successes to the 700+ attendees. Also during the meeting, Ohio was highlighted as one

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“Champions of Conservation: 73rd Annual Conservation Partnership Meeting LIVE”

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The Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (OFSWCD), in partnership with the Ohio Association of Soil and Water Conservation District Employees (OASWCDE) and both state and federal agency partners, is pleased to announce registration is NOW live for the 73rd Annual Conservation Partnership Meeting scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, February 22-23, at the Columbus Renaissance Hotel. This year’s

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New App Available!

Smartphone Technology is now helping the water quality effort! A free mobile app is now available to help farmers comply with Senate Bill 1 and Senate Bill 150. The Ohio Nutrient Management Record Keeper (ONMRK) features drop-down menus that make it easy for farmers to record their fertilizer or manure application as well as the current weather conditions and forecast

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Local Work Group Meetings Begin

Ohio’s 88 county Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) in partnership with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announce Local Work Group (LWG) meetings have started! LWGs are pulled together to gather input from constituents and conservation leaders throughout each county to determine natural resources issues and priorities. One of the key highlights of these meetings is the ability to

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