A conservation plan is essentially a tool that we can use to solve problems on a farm. For example, if you have soil erosion and weed problems taking place in your crop fields, we can apply conservation practices to address those specific problems.
Job sheets can be provided for conservation practices including Conservation Crop Rotation, to solve the above mentioned issues. The sheet contains a 10-year plan for crops to be planted and tillage to be used.
Implementing this practice into a cropping system can reduce erosion and manage plant pests. Conservation plans can be applied to a livestock operation (grazing or confined), a cropping operation, forest land, or any combination of these.
Free of charge
Conservation Plans are provided free of charge by most soil and water conservation districts. If you have any problem areas in your operation or just need guidance on a project, friendly staff can assist you by giving technical assistance or by writing a plan.
If you don’t think that a full farm plan is necessary then you can ask for one or more of the items on the list to be provided to you. If you already have a plan but have changed your objectives or added/lost fields, your plan can be updated every couple years to reflect the changes.
Getting in contact with your soil and water conservation district can be easier than you think. You can search online by county or a full list of information for each county is available online by visiting Ohio Conservation Partnership Roster.
A phone number and email address will be listed for each county office on this PDF. For more information on services provided by soil and water conservation districts, contact your county office.
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