Helping People Help the Land

Crawford Soil & Water Conservation District

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.

Crawford SWCD Seeks Candidates for Supervisor Election to be Held on August 31st

The Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District nominating committee is searching for qualified candidates who are interested in serving on their board of supervisors. Supervisors are public officials responsible to the people of Crawford County. They serve in a voluntary capacity and are responsible for directing the activities, programs, and financial resources of the Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District. Supervisors should have an interest in conserving our natural resources and agricultural conservation.


Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age, reside in Crawford County and they should be available to attend twelve monthly meetings.


This year, two (2) Crawford SWCD supervisors will be elected to a three-year term of office commencing January 1, 2023. The terms of current supervisors Nathan Brause and Ben Stuckey expire on December 31, 2022.  



Contact the SWCD office at 419-562-8280 extension 3 for more information if you are interested in serving in this vital role for directing Crawford County’s natural resource efforts. 

Crawford SWCD Annual Meeting

All are welcome to join the Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District at the 77th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, August 31st.  This event will be held at The Pickwick Place, 1875 N Sandusky Avenue, Bucyrus, Ohio. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner tickets cost $16.00 and they must be reserved by August 22nd.


The Crawford SWCD supervisor election will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 6:45 p.m. All owners and occupiers of land at least 18 years of age or older within Crawford County are eligible to vote for SWCD board supervisors. Eligible voters can register at the door in order to receive a ballot. Voters may vote in the Crawford SWCD supervisor election and leave without purchasing an annual meeting ticket.

This year’s events at the meeting include the SWCD Supervisor Election 5:30 – 6:45 pm; dinner at 6:30 pm catered by Special Occasions and Mark’s Homemade Ice Cream for dessert, SWCD Conservation Slide Show, featured speaker Jay Hendren, SWCD Outstanding Cooperator Award sponsored by Ag Credit, and affiliate members’ recognition.

Ohio farmer, Jay Hendren, is returning to our annual meeting after 16 years, drawing from his experiences as a farmer to tickle the funny bones of audience members across the country. Jay’s humor is good clean fun — it’s good natured while having a commonsense analysis. He tends to discuss everyday topics with a bizarre twist. Jay’s take on farm life is original and free from offensive language or topics; it is comedy that can be enjoyed by all ages. You’ll get a kick from his hilarious stories about growing up in a family of farmers.

Plan now to attend by contacting the Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District office at 3111 State Route 98, Bucyrus, Ohio at 419-562-8280 extension 3, or get your tickets from one of the ticket sellers in your neighborhood.