1330 N COUNTY ROAD 25A; STE. C
TROY, OHIO 45373
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ANNOUNCES
2016 FUNDING FOR LOCAL AGRICULTURAL EASEMENT PURCHASE PROGRAM
The Ohio Department of Agriculture has announced that 10 land trusts, three counties, one township and nine Soil and Water Conservation Districts, including Miami Soil and Water Conservation District, has received funding to help preserve farmland across the state. These organizations will receive allocations from the Clean Ohio Fund to select, close and monitor easements under the Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP).
The program allows landowners to voluntarily sell easements on their farms to the state of Ohio.
The easement requires the:
• Farm remain permanently in agriculture production
• Farm must be 40 acres or more
• Owners are actively engaged in farming
• Participation in the Current Agricultural Use Valuation program
• Owners demonstrate good stewardship of the land
• Owners have the support of their local government
• Farm DOES NOT lay directly in the path of development
• Landowners may use the proceeds of the easement in any way they wish, but most reinvest it in their farm operations.
Starting January 15th, 2016, LAEPP sponsor organizations will accept applications from Ohio landowners interested in selling an agricultural easement on their farms. If you think you’d like to pursue this opportunity, please contact Kreig Smail or Linda Raterman at Miami SWCD at 335-7645 or visit our offices at 1330 N. County Rd 25A, Troy.
Upcoming Events for Miami SWCD
January 1 - Office Closed in observance of New Years 2016
January 1 - March 18 - 2016 Tree Order Form Window
January 1 - March 18 - 2016 Larry Studebaker Memorial/Miami SWCD Scholarship Application Window
January 12 - Miami SWCD Board of Supervisors Meeting - 8am - SWCD office
January 15 - LAEPP Application Window Opens
January 18 - Office Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.
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The Miami SWCD Board of Supervisors regularly scheduled meetings are held
the second Tuesday of the month at 8AM at the District office, 1330 N. County Road 25A, Troy.
The public is always welcome!
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NRCS PROGRAM ASSISTANCE....
EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentive Program) APPLICATION
The application ranking evaluation period cutoff date has been set for close of business February 15, 2013.
State Office (SO) will select applicaitons for pre-approval by March 1, 2013.
...FOR SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED FARMERS
... FOR ORGANIC FARMERS
...FOR BEGINNER FARMERS
CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM (CRP) SIGN-UP 2013