Do You Know the 4 Rs?

WHAT ARE THE 4 Rs? The 4R philosophy is an innovative and science-based approach that offers enhanced environmental protection, increased production, increased farmer profitability, and improved sustainability. The concept is to use the right fertilizer source, at the right rate, at the right time, with the right placement. Implications of the 4R nutrient stewardship system will spread far and wide

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9 Things You Need to Know About Water Quality

Water quality — or lack of it — is the buzzword in environmental and agricultural circles these days. Here are nine points to keep in mind about the issue following a panel discussion at the recently held North American Agricultural Journalists meeting in Washington, D.C. Read the full article by Gil Gullickson on Agriculture.com at http://www.agriculture.com/crops/corn/production/9-things-you-need-to-know-about-water_137-ar48663 Photo Credit – USDA-NRCS

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CHALLENGE: Donate during The Big Give!

The Big Give is Here! www.columbusfoundation.org This is a great opportunity to support the OFSWCD and the “Tom Spellmire Friends of the Federation” fund that will be used for training advancement of Supervisors and staff throughout the future and additional conservation outreach efforts. Each year, Tom would provide the OFSWCD with a personal donation to support various different programs ALL

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Are You A Conservation Crusader?

Resolve to become a Conservation Crusader!   It is easier then ever for you to be a Conservation Crusader! We are fortunate in northeast Ohio to have a myriad of local organizations and agencies with resources to inform and educate the public on how to maximize their contributions to protecting the valuable soil, water and other natural resources so abundant

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Partners in Education – Hamilton SWCD

Organizations dedicated to creating the next generation of land stewards in Hamilton County Agrium, EECO and the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District understand the importance of protecting our watersheds and conserving natural resources. But it’s equally important to cultivate future land stewards and tomorrow’s advocates for the environment. That’s why EECO and Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation

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Conservation: The Roots of Growth – Stark SWCD

Stark SWCD recently partnered with a group of communication majors at Walsh University to broaden the impact of its conservation message. “This collaborative, service-learning opportunity with Walsh University will provide Stark SWCD the opportunity to cost effectively enhance their marketing and social media efforts,” Amanda Crawford, District Administrator of Stark SWCD Read the full article at The Suburbanite Photo Credit:

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Follow Friday: USDA-NRCS

Looking for more information on soil health and water quality? Follow our partners at the USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service online – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USDA Twitter: https://twitter.com/usda_nrcs Website: www.nrcs.usda.gov

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