What is your manicured lawn really costing the environment?
Non-native landscapes that include turfgrass and ornamentals undermine ecosystem function and contribute to the destruction of healthy aquatic habitats.
The secret life of a drainage ditch
You've heard the saying that the value of land is based mainly on location, location, location. But after working for many years in a...
Dead trees are more than just firewood
If I would ask the question, "what are living trees good for," I would probably get a large response.
Have a plan before cutting timber
Conducting a timber harvest can be a way to bring in extra income; however, it's a good idea to start with a Forest Management Plan for your property.
CAUV can save you on taxes, as long as you follow the rule
The CAUV is a differential real estate tax assessment program that lets farmland owners have their parcels taxed according to its value in agriculture.
Could we handle another big flood?
As I sit here writing this article, the weather has been less than pleasant. I watch it transition from rain to snow, to sleet,...
The Dirt on Conservation: Cover crops importance being touted
Carroll County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering their no-till drills for only $8 per acre to plant cover crops.
Know who owns Ohio’s streams
It is important that you understand the documentation and permissions that need to be in place before beginning any project that might impact water quality.
The Dirt on Conservation: Improve some whitetail deer habitat
I often get questions from hunters and other wildlife enthusiasts about improving whitetail deer habitat on their property. In many instances, these conversations are immediately directed toward the planting of food plots. Landowners want to know the best food source they can plant to attract deer and other wildlife.
Why you need to keep your ground covered year-round
Planting cover crops improves soil quality, decreases soil erosion and runoff, increases pollination, reduces soil compaction and more.