Monday, August 29, 2016
The Dirt on Conservation

The Dirt on Conservation

Drainage ditch

We only have so much groundwater, so let's protect it.
Cover crops

Conservation questions are endless, and so are the resources.
contour strips on Holmes County farm

What soil conservation efforts have you made on your farm recently in order to be a proactive teacher for the next generation of farmers?
soil test kit

The Medina Soil and Water Conservation District received a small grant to assist farmers comparing cropfields for carbon dioxide emissions as a direct indicator of soil health.
Harrison County SWCD garden

The Harrison Soil and Water Conservation District's community garden has served as a model to educate people about backyard gardening.
Wetlands in the Maumee Bay

The toxic algae bloom in the Ohio River late last summer didn't get as much attention as Lake Erie and the Maumee River watershed had, but it could still change the way producers manage nutrients on their farms in the future.
fishing rod

Remember to live your life to the fullest, and appreciate each day.
Vinton County, Ohio forest

The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and spring is in the air. Farmers are getting in the fields, flowers are in bloom and...
spring peeper

In the spring, small amphibians like frogs, toads and salamanders migrate to vernal pools to breed.
Rural stream

A healthy, forested riparian zone serves many purposes in the ecosystem, links a stream to its watershed and gives the stream access to its floodplain.
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