Stories by Ray Rummell

Healthy soil: Plan for the future

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The concept of “Soil Health” has received a lot of attention recently.

Liming: Are you keeping your soil healthy?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Liming is not new science, back in 1760 George Washington was adding marl, a source of calcium carbonate, to his farmland as a way to “sweeten the soil.” Managing soil acidity sounds so old school but we are still using calcium carbonate to perform this soil altering function. Liming recommendations Current liming recommendations are more […]

Carroll County producers to receive cost share for installing cover crops

Thursday, December 27, 2012

(This article was co-written by Ray Rummell and Linda Yeager, both from the Carroll SWCD.) The Carroll Soil and Water Conservation District established a cover crop program to assist landowners/ users to reduce soil erosion being created by the increase in soybeans and corn production on marginal land. Carroll SWCD partnered with Muskingum Conservancy District […]

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About Ray

Ray Rummell retired the NRCS after 35 years of service with USDA. He is now working part time with Carroll SWCD as a Technician. Ray and his wife Rhonda live in Carroll County and are very active with the Carroll County Fair.