Ohio landowners donate ag easement


REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Two Union County landowners, Don and Marge Bailey, recently donated a permanent agricultural easement on their farm, totaling 104 acres.

This marks Union County’s third donated easement to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, assuring the farm will forever remain in agricultural use.

The Baileys currently raise cattle, corn, wheat and soybeans on their Darby Township farm.


The Union Soil and Water Conservation District has agreed to annually monitor the property to ensure the terms of the agricultural easement are followed and the land continues to be used for agriculture.

The Land Heritage Trust of Union County worked with the Baileys to help facilitate the agreement.

To date, Ohio landowners have donated agricultural easements on 35 farms totaling more than 4,300 acres statewide.

For more information on the department’s Agricultural Easement Donation Program, call 614-728-6210 or visit the ODA Web site.

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