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1330 N COUNTY ROAD 25A; STE. C
TROY, OHIO 45373
937/335.7645 PHONE

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Miami SWCD is Closed to the Public but Available by Appointment and can be reached at 937/335-7645

NRCS is Closed to the Public but Available by Appointment. Please contact NRCS at 937/335-1918 Ext 3 or 614/653-3373

FSA offices are Closed to the Public but can be reached at 937/552-4841




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MISSION ...
...Committed to provide quality conservation assistance to the people we serve.

VISION...
...To be responsible leaders in promoting innovative stewardship of natural resources through the development of conservation partnerships to enhance the quality of life.

What is a Soil and Water Conservation District?...
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Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCDs) are legal subdivisions of the State of Ohio . Administration of each District is the responsibility of a five-member Board of Supervisors. Members of the Board must reside in the County they represent. They are elected to staggered three-year terms and serve without pay.

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Upcoming Events:
August
27th - Free Stine Group Reconstruction Project Pre-Bid Meeting - 8:30am
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September

3rd - All Ag Banquet & Meeting - Miami County Fairgrounds - Duke Lundgard Building; 5:30 Social; 6:30 Meal; 7pm Meeting

A MASK IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT


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Election Notice

The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the Miami Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to be held in accordance with Chapter 940 of the Ohio Revised Code.  Individuals who own or occupy land within the Miami Soil and Water Conservation District and are 18 years of age or older may vote for Supervisor. 
There are 3 ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot:
1.  At the SWCD office from September 3, 2020 until September 16, 2020, during normal business hours (8am – 5pm Monday through Friday);
or
2.  At the SWCD Annual Meeting, which will take place at the Duke Lundgard Building/Miami County Fairgrounds on September 3, 2020 from 5:30pm – 7pm;
or
3.  Voting absentee from August 4, 2020 until September 16, 2020, by requesting the ballot application and election ballot from the SWCD office at the following address: 1330 N Co. Rd. 25A, Ste C., Troy, Ohio 45373, by calling 937/335-7645, or email info@miamiswcd.org.  Absentee ballots must be received by the SWCD office by 5pm on September 16, 2020. 

Two (2) Supervisors will be elected to a three-year term commencing January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2023. 
Nominees are: 
1.  Brian Francis
2.  Flora B. Rectenwald
3.  Jeffery S. Shoup

brian

BRIAN FRANCIS and his wife Nikki just celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary and they, along with their two daughters Samantha, 3, and Lillian, 6,  reside on Peterson Road in Staunton township.  A 4th generation farmer, Brian and his dad, Jeff farm 1800 acres within several townships.  They farm using minimum/strip till with a corn/.soybean/ wheat rotation, and sometime ‘dabble’  in hay. When asked why he’d like to be considered for the Board of Supervisors, Brian responded that he feels farmers should be involved in conservation decisions to be better informed on knowing what will work and what won’t for their operation. 

flora

FLORA B.  RECTENWALD is a 35-year Miami County resident where she and her husband operate a 70 acre farm in Elizabeth Township situated within the Honey Creek Watershed.  She was raised in Preble County on one of the largest swine production farms in Ohio.  Along with her children, they are 3rd generation 4-Hers.  After 38 years of civil service, Flora retired from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base where she was responsible for resource policy for Scientist and Engineers, recruitment, and scholarship awards. In her personal life, she has expanded and transitioned her farming operation from a corn/soybean share crop operation to a hay production and horse boarding operation.  She has experience in conservation practices such as drainage and tile projects, Water Quality Trading Program, CRP, and EQIP with the installment of heavy use areas, covered manure stack, subsurface drains, and brush management practices. In her public life, Flora founded and led for 8 years, the Miami County Equine Initiatives Task Force, a grass roots volunteer organization educating and promoting responsible livestock ownership and land stewardship through proven conservation practices.  Flora is also a member of the Miami County Farm Bureau and the Miami County Chapter of the Ohio Horsemen’s Council (OHC) where she serves as the Chairperson of the Horse Trails Special Committee. Flora is seeking the position of Miami County SWCD Supervisor because she believes the conservation partnerships are good for Miami County.  A conservationist at heart, she would be proud to represent Miami County residents in support of the SWCD mission.

 
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JEFFERY S. SHOUP is currently a Miami SWCD Supervisor and would like to continue in the role. Jeff resides in Lostcreek Township and is a retired Ag teacher and former principal at the Montgomery County CTC.  After retiring, Jeff began farming full time, while his dad took a step back. Using minimum till in a corn/soy bean rotation and working over 700 acres, Jeff also maintains the waterways on the property. Asked why he’d like to be remain a supervisor, Jeff responded that he feels being a good steward is important and continuing his role as supervisor would allow him to assist in conservation and the benefits of good stewardship.


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The Miami SWCD Board of Supervisors regularly scheduled meetings are held
the second Tuesday of the month at 7PM at the District office, 1330 N. County Road 25A, Troy. 
The public is always welcome!


 

Thank you 2020 Miami SWCD Affiliate Members...

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NRCS PROGRAM ASSISTANCE....

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... FOR ORGANIC FARMERS
...FOR BEGINNER FARMERS



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