• Tim White

    Meet Ohio’s Conservation Farmers

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on August 24, 2009

    I am pleased to announce the five winners of the 2009 Ohio Farmer Conservation Farm Family Award. A farm operation is chosen from each of the five areas of the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of the state. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Soil and Water coordinates this program, which has honored 130 families in its 26 years of operation.   *Don and Pam Smith farm about 1900 acres near Rootstown in Portage County. Don uses minimum tillage or no-till on the farm. He…

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  • Tim White

    One Conservation Project at a Time

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on August 1, 2009

    I have spent this week visiting with some of the winners of the Ohio Conservation Farm Family Award. All five of the winners for 2009 will be announced Friday Aug. 7. They will be recognized at the Ohio Farm Science Review on Thursday Sept. 24.   It is humbling to see how much conservation work folks can get done with the help of their Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the Natural Resources Conservation Services. Yes the total accomplishments represent years of commitment – sometimes…

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