Ohio & Western Lake Erie Basin Agriculture
June Newsletter

We celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and start of summer this month! Regardless of identity, thank you for your continued support in ensuring a healthy earth for everyone to enjoy.
News Dig!
Farmer Advocate for Conservation Gets Media Attention
Stephanie Singer of TNC, and Jeff Duling, a Farmer Advocate for Conservation, were recently interviewed by Ohio Farm and Dairy. Read to learn more about why conservation matters to them, and how they aim to influence others.
Read the Story Here
Perspective of a 4R Certified Farmer and Retailer
In collaboration with The Ohio Nutrient Stewardship Council, three pairs of 4R Certified retailers and their farmer clients were interviewed. Together, they share the importance and value of being 4R Certified. Learn more about 4R certification in Ohio here:

Conservation Drainage Lunch and Learn

Here is our latest Lunch and Learn, covering water management and conservation drainage as a tool for climate adaptation. Charlie Schafer, president of Agri Drain Corporation, provides insight about in field drainage methods being currently used.
Upcoming Events!
Lunch & Learn: Using Crop Yield Data to Manage Your Land
June 23
Please join us for our upcoming Lunch and Learn, Utilizing Yield Data to Make Better Management Decisions Across the Acre on Thursday, June 23rd at noon. Presenting will be Brent Nicol, Agriculture Conservation Practitioner here at The Nature Conservancy. Brent has a background in data management utilizing various precision ag software and looks to utilize his knowledge to make economical, conservation minded decisions on the farm.
Farmer Advocate for Conservation Training : August 9-10
We are having another round of Farmer Advocate for Conservation Training occurring August 9-10! Learn more at
Forest Farming Conference : June 24-26
The 2022 Southern Ohio Forest Farming Conference will cover multiple topics, including plant propagation, site selection, mushroom cultivation, timber stand improvement for NTFP production, business planning and marketing as well as edible plants walks. Their is a great line-up of highly experience instructors excited to help participants gain a broad understanding of the many facets and opportunities of forest farming.
Sandusky River Clean Sweep : June 18
The Sandusky River Watershed Coalition is hosting a river clean sweep on June 18th. Volunteers are needed to clear trash from the Sandusky River through the downtown Fremont Area. Please register with Jacob Boehler prior to the event, Come dressed prepared for the weather with close toed shoes and sunscreen. Lunch will be provided.
Agronomist in the Know Workshop : June 22
Practical Farmers of Iowa is hosting an in-person workshop for people advising farmers on cover crops! Earn CEUs, network, and learn about how cover crops can save money at this free workshop and lunch!
OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series

Get your shoes in the dirt this summer during the 2022 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series!
Explore nearly 30 farm tours, workshops, and special events offered by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice, Central State University Extension, and Common Greens.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Scioto Watershed Conservation : August 16
Mark your calendars! August 16th, TNC is helping host a Scioto Watershed Whole Farm Conservation Day. 
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