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Give back to nature this holiday season

Thursday, December 11, 2014

It’s that time of year when all is merry and bright and the fast pace of the world we live in slows down just enough to catch a few moments with family and friends.

Always time to learn something new

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Winter is upon us. At least that’s what it felt like after the mid-November arctic blast and snowfall.

Want to think outside of the box for Christmas? Try the soil and water conservation districts

Thursday, November 27, 2014

This Year Make Your Black Friday GREEN! Ho Ho Hold on a minute! Try as you might, there is no going back. The Thanksgiving turkey, heck, even the Halloween ghouls and goblins, will forevermore be in competition with Santa and his entourage of elves. Like a full-blown blizzard that comes suddenly and unexpectedly, burying autumn […]

New grant will help Columbiana County landowners protect water quality

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Columbiana Soil and Water Conservation District has received a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners Program to support landowners in protecting water quality

Solving those downstream dilemmas

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Columbiana County is primarily an agricultural area, and one feature that makes this county exceptional is its water.

Tips on managing manure in winter

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cold weather is quickly approaching and with it brings manure management concerns.

Utilizing cover crops in our fields

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Cover crops have been around for many years in some areas; however it is rather new to others.

Healthy soil: Plan for the future

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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

Unforgettable lessons in the woods

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I sat in my Jeep thinking about all the administrative tasks I could have been doing at the office instead of waiting to see the yellow school bus full of first graders pull in for a field trip I said I would help with.

Medina County going cover crop crazy

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Many cover crop programs, many benefits.

Are you prepared for an emergency?

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Be prepared, “before” an emergency happens.

Nothing ever stays the same

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A few years back, Patty Loveless had a popular country song that told of three sad events in a woman’s life, and each time, her Mama comforted her and said “life’s about changing, nothing ever stays the same.”

Stay educated as water quality issues, programs unfold

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Water quality is a big deal, and you need to stay up to date on the developments.

This Sept. 11, take time to reflect

Thursday, September 11, 2014

This Sept. 11, remember the things that really matter.

Science behind the changing leaves

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A breakdown of why the leaves change this time of year.

A strong voice is not always musical

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Soil and water conservation districts in each of Ohio’s counties need board members who are dedicated to agriculture’s success and natural resource conservation.

Your most important job? Safety

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Recently, here in Monroe County, Ohio, there were two fatal farming accidents within a week of each other.

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Farmers depend on tuning into the world around them. Like a textbook, they read the land, plants and animals they raise for a living to determine their management choices.

Turn mowing pains into healthy gains

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mowing the lawn doesn’t have to be a dreaded chore.

Dead trees are more than just firewood

Thursday, July 31, 2014

If I would ask the question, “what are living trees good for,” I would probably get a large response.

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