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Among CRP enrollment opportunities, Grassland CRP is a unique working lands program, allowing producers and landowners to continue grazing and haying practices while conserving grasslands and promoting plant and animal biodiversity as well as healthier soil.

The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) rewards private landowners for actively managing and maintaining existing conservation activities while offering additional opportunities to improve natural resource and land management goals.

Ohio’s 2022-23 white-tailed deer hunting season concluded Sunday, Feb. 5, with 210,977 deer checked, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The final total represents all deer harvested during archery, gun, muzzleloader, and youth hunting seasons since Sept. 10, 2022.

Check out this fact sheet on how to best manage White Oaks on your property.

Join in to learn more about the benefits of CRP and steps to enroll.

Brief facts about the local farmland preservation program for farms in Madison County, Ohio.

The harvest results are in for Ohio's extra weekend of deer gun season.

Can you spread manure in the winter when the ground is frozen, or snow covered? We get this question a lot, so… can you? The answer, it depends.
Check out the article for more information regarding guidelines for spreading manure.

Learn how to support your local pollinators

When, Where, How, Why to Collect Milkweed Pods

We invite landowners to join us at the training day or visit us during the Farm Science Review learn more about removal and control techniques for a variety of invasive species. We will be focusing on the removal of honeysuckle, which harms wildlife by crowding out native species.

Lady landowners and farmers (current or future) who are interested in learning more about conservation, wildlife habitat, and pollinators are invited to join female resource professionals for a FREE morning learning circle and afternoon informational habitat tour. Come network with like-minded ladies and explore ways to accomplish your goals for your land!

Shaded seating will be available, but please dress for warm weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Lunch will be provided. When registering, please note if you have any dietary restrictions.

This event is free, but please RSVP so we can be sure to provide enough lunches for everyone. If you need an accommodation to participate in this activity, please contact Farm Bill Biologist Ashley Dawson at (540) 622-4323 or

An event for farmers, agronomists and conservation professionals.

Includes information on the SWCD Annual Meeting and election process.

Wayne county tops the list on 2022 Sandhill crane population survey.

The General CRP Signup 58 ran from Jan. 31 to March 11, 2022.   Producers are encouraged to learn about the other CRP programs.

Read about fishing opportunities in central Ohio by Division of Wildlife. Now is the perfect time to fish.

Why native plants are important and celebrated.

Pastures for Profit program will be offered as a virtual course again this year during March and April 2022. Anyone interested in pasture management and forage production is welcome to join the course.