Three farms in northwest Ohio’s Blanchard River Watershed have been selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to serve as demonstration farms to showcase new and innovative conservation practices that reduce and prevent nutrient runoff.
The farms, in Hancock and Hardin counties, are Kellogg Farms, Forest; Kurt Farm, Dunkirk; and Stateler Farm, McComb.
These demonstration farms will serve as models to share new conservation techniques and practices with farmers, land managers, the media and the public.
The demonstration farms are a key component of Ohio Farm Bureau’s Water Quality Action Plan, a comprehensive initiative to help farmers proactively improve and protect water quality while maintaining viable farming practices.
The project is being supported by a number of federal, state and local partners, including Ohio State and CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension.—Ohio Farm Bureau Federation press release