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ODA Seeks to Recognize Farm Families Leading in Conservation and Productivity

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is accepting nominations to honor Ohio farm families who are leaders in conservation for the 2017 Conservation Farm Family Awards. The Conservation Farm Family Award program has recognized Ohio farm families since 1984 for their efforts in managing natural and human resources while meeting both production and conservation goals. “Conservation practices are paramount to

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“All-In For Conservation” 2017 was a Success!

The 74th Annual Ohio Federation of soil and Water Conservation Districts Meeting held February 26-28 in Columbus was a tremdous success.  This meeting brought together over 600 conservation leaders throughout the state, including Supervisors and staff from Ohio’s 88 county SWCDs, agency and staff from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ohio Department of Natural Resources,

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Summer Supervisor School – Dublin, Ohio July 17-19

You won’t want to miss Summer Supervisor School “Conservation O’Plenty – A Pot of Gold.”  This year’s event will be held in Dublin, Ohio July 17-19 at the Marriott Northwest Columbus Hotel.  This location has numerous eateries and Tuttle Mall within walking distance.  Area 5 SWCD’s, serving as this year’s hosts, have come up with fantastic workshops, speakers and tours.  Get

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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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