Water Quality & Soil Health

Committed to keeping our water clean and our soil healthy!

The program, which offers funding to farmers who implement proven conservation practices that limit agricultural phosphorus runoff from fertilizers. Phase 2 sign up starts February 16th-April 30th, 2022. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment. 

H2Ohio Fact Sheets

Overwintering Cover Crops

Small Grains

Voluntary Nutrient Management Plan VNMP

Producer Checklist for VNMP

Phase 2 Fact Sheets

VNMP Implementation

Conservation Crop Rotation Forages

Manure Incorporation

Manure Incorporation

Variable Rate

Subsurface Phosphorus Placement

Drainage Water Management

Lake Erie Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program is a federal and state conservation partnership designed to address
agriculture‐related environmental concerns. Participants receive financial incentives from USDA to voluntarily enroll
environmentally sensitive cropland or pastureland in contracts for a period of 15 years.

Lake Erie CREP: Wetland Restoration

The purpose of wetland restoration is to reestablish the area’s hydrology and vegetation. This practice provides meaningful benefits to landowners, creating a carbon sink, flood control method, water filtration mechanism and wildlife habitat.