Friday, January 27, 2023
The Dirt on Conservation

The Dirt on Conservation


Bees are as valuable as the food they help pollinate, and the livestock they help feed. Learn how you can help save our pollinators.
Sterling Brumfield

Waterfowl hunting is a time-honored tradition that Ohio hunters have always enjoyed, but it looked different 100 years ago.

Encourage children to take an interest in the agriculture industry because one day they will be the future of agriculture.
bobber in pond

Keeping your pond dam in good condition allows for easier inspection and maintenance. Here are some tips for maintaining a good strong pond. 

One way to make a forest stand healthier is to control invasive species. Tree-of-heaven is an invasive that grows along field edges or areas of disturbance.
Curtis Cook

Haskins Farm owner Curtis Cook won Geauga County Soil and Water Conservation District's Big Tree Contest with his champion tuliptree.

Forest management can be complex, but good management practices are worth it to improve forest health, wildlife habitat and income from timber harvests.
Monarch on milkweed

Rain gardens on farms offer many benefits — they can reduce stress on field tile, lessen runoff, increase pollinator activity and add beauty to your yard.
squirrel eating pumpkin

Your decorative pumpkins can be given a second life that benefits wildlife and the environment. Learn how to reuse your pumpkins.
Buffer strip

Every month, the soil and water conservation districts are offering programs to help people learn how to improve their farms, homesteads and backyards.