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Pollinator Habitats To Help Rescue Monarch Butterflies

24 Aug , 2019  

Monarch butterflies are in trouble. The monarch population in the eastern U.S. has declined up to 90 percent in the last 20 years. In response, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) are helping monarchs by adding ideal habitats across the state.

This initiative has already reached District 3 of the Ohio Department of Transportation in Ashland, and Richland County should see a pollinator habitat installed before 2022. More…

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Innovative Urban Farm Project To Be Unveiled

23 Aug , 2019  

Part of the future of farm-to-table initiatives may very well be underway on a street corner in Mansfield, Ohio.

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) will have a ribbon cutting ceremony to introduce the community to its new Urban Farm. In partnership with The Gorman-Rupp Company, The Ohio State Mansfield and The Richland Gro-Op Cooperative, the grand opening will be on Friday September 6th, 2019 from 5 PM to 6 PM. More…

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OSU Mansfield Microfarm Project Takes Center Stage In Columbus

5 Dec , 2018  

On Monday night, the Ohio Microfarm Project, an initiative with “roots” at The Ohio State University at Manfsield, took to the stage in Columbus to share its vision.

The setting was an evening set aside for the ten finalists in the Alliance for the American Dream initiative to present their respective programs. Each is vying to be one of the three efforts selected to be presented to the initiative underwriter for funding and support, and to be shared as well with the three other universities involved in the Alliance – the University of Utah, Arizona State University, and the University of Wisconsin. More…

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Agricultural Easement Funding Announced; Richland County Included

25 Nov , 2017  

This week, the Ohio Department of Agriculture announced that eight land trusts, four counties, one township and ten Soil and Water Conservation Districts will receive funding to help preserve farmland across the state. Richland County is among 20 counties becoming eligible for funding through the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. More…

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You Can Help Farm Bureau Develop Policy

30 May , 2017  

Everyone is cordially invited to attend the Richland County Farm Bureau policy development meeting on Wednesday, June 7, at 7:00 AM in the Reed’s Room at Ed Pickens’ Café on Main. A hot breakfast will be served at 7:15 AM.

Policy development is one of the most important activities that the Richland County Farm Bureau conducts each year. More…

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Agriculture Fertilizer Certification Meeting Set

12 Jan , 2017  

With the passage of Senate Bill 150 in 2014, Ohio became the first state to require anybody who applies commercial fertilizer to more than 50 acres for agricultural purposes to be certified no later than Sept. 30, 2017. Applying fertilizer without certification could result in fines and/or misdemeanor charges.

A Certification Meeting will be held on February 7 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Richland County Longview Center 1495 West Longview Ave. in Mansfield. More…

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