Crawford Soil & Water Conservation District
3111 State Route 98, Bucyrus, OH 44820 (419)-562-8280


    Our mission is to encourage and assist the people of Crawford County in making decisions for the wise use of our natural resources to provide a quality environment for all.

Conservation Districts are locally organized self-governing bodies chartered by the State. Through voluntary action and cooperation of landowners (and other stake holders), the District works to conserve land, water, forest, wildlife and other related resources for the benefit of all.

ODA Ohio Working Lands Small Grain Program

Enrollment runs through June 1, 2019

The Ohio Working Lands Small Grains Program is a voluntary program that encourages producers in the Western Lake Erie Basin to plant small grain crops such as wheat, barley, oats or cereal rye on eligible cropland.  As the “working lands” name implies, participants can plant and harvest small grain, apply manure and then plant double crop soybeans, forage or cover crop to receive an incentive payment of $75/acre.  This program promotes the conservation benefits of small grains in crop rotations, while at the same time allowing the land to continue to work for the producer.  The deadline to submit applications for fall 2018 wheat or Spring planted grains is June 1st, 2019.  The Ohio Working Lands suite of programs are offered in partnership with the Ohio Dept of Agriculture and Ohio Soil & Water Conservation Districts. 

For more information or to fill out an application, please contact the Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District at 419-562-8280 ext. #3 or stop in the office.

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