Four northwest Ohio landowners preserve farms

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PERRYSBURG, Ohio — The Black Swamp Conservancy has entered into permanent farmland preservation agreements with four landowners in Fulton and Seneca counties.

These agricultural easements will ensure that 451 acres of prime farm ground are devoted exclusively to agriculture, forever.

The easements will be co-held by the conservancy and the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

How it works

Through such an agreement, the landowner gives up the right to develop the property for nonagricultural uses — such as by constructing buildings, putting in roads or driveways or subdividing the land — in order to protect its conservation values.

The two Fulton County farms, covering 179 acres, are located near Delta, Ohio. The two farms in Seneca County, totaling 272 acres, are north of Tiffin.

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