H2Ohio is here for Ottawa County! The program, which offers funding to farmers who implement proven conservation practices that limit agricultural phosphorus runoff from fertilizer, is now open to farmers in 24 counties. Phosphorus runoff is the primary factor behind algal blooms on Lake Erie.

H2Ohio - Ohio Department of Agriculture

For more information on what BMP's are available, or to watch a pre-recorded webinar on the details of the program.  Visit the H2Ohio-Ag website.

Best Management Practices Available


Nutrient Management Plan (required for all)

Fall '21 Cover Crops

Fall '21 Small Grains (wheat followed by cover crop)

Sign Up: Call Ottawa SWCD at 419-898-1595 to make an appointment. Appointments will begin August 2nd. 

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