Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District
900 Fairground Drive Suite B Paulding, Ohio 45879
Phone (419)-399-4771 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
Entrance is through the west (left) doors at the Parc Lane Center Building.
In Cooperation with the Paulding County Commissioners:
What does the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District do?
Every County in Ohio has a Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), which is a political subdivision of the State. In response to conservation concerns raised as a result of the 1930's dustbowl, SWCD's were formed in the late 1940's to complement a federal government agency (now titled the Natural Resources Conservation Service). Both local and federal agencies worked together to encourage farmers and landowners to employ practices on the land for the conservation of soil and water resources. Today SWCDs share the common goal of conservation of natural resources on urban and rural lands.
Technical assistance (design, promote, facilitate)
Education (all ages and occupations)
Local eyes and ears and “boots on the ground”
Paulding SWCD Board of Supervisors
NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS AT PAULDING SWCD:
2017 Annual Meeting November 16th
Following dinner, the Paulding SWCD & Ditch Maintenance Staff will cover a brief highlight of programming for the past year and hand out our Cooperator of the Year and Educator of the Year Awards. We will then have our featured entertainment for the evening, Magician Kristian Charles from Cincinnati, Ohio.
Meet the Candidates for Paulding SWCD Board of Supervisors
There are 2 open spots for the Paulding SWCD Board of Supervisors. Our candidates are: Bryce Mills (inc.), Tom Wannemacher, and Joe Barker. There are three ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot: (1) at the annual meeting/election event, which will take place November 16, 2017 at 5:00p-6:00p; (2) at the SWCD office until 12:00 p.m. on 11/16/17; or (3) vote absentee by requesting the proper absentee request forms from the SWCD office at the following address: Paulding SWCD 900 Fairground Dr. Suite B, Paulding, OH 45879.
Read Candidate Biographies to learn about each candidate.
Manure Stockpiling & Application Law FAQ
How familiar are you with manure stockping and application laws? Manuel Lay, WLEB Nutrient Management Specialist, has put together a brochure to answer all the questions you may have. You may click on the link below for a copy, or stop in our office for a copy!
Manure Stockpiling & Application Brochure
Soil Your Undies!
So, you are likely wondering why we would bury underwear in the soil. Fear not, there is quite an experiment we have going on! We decided to replicate an experiemnt done by our counterparts at Wood Soil & Water Conservation District. Soil microbial activity is a key soil health indicator, says Sara Berg, SDSU Extension agronomy field specialist. "Most seasoned soil health producers recognize the value of the soil microbial kingdom and often refer to it as ‘the herd,’” Berg says. Bly explained that soil microorganisms increase plant residue decomposition, which releases plant nutrients. How can you test soil health & microbial activity? Bury some undies of course!
2017 Manure Science Review a sucess!
Paulding SWCD Board Meetings
October 11th, 2017
November 8th, 2017
November 16th, 2017 (ANNUAL MEETING-Extension Hall @ Paulding County Fairgrounds)
December 13th, 2017
Meetings are subject to change.
Regular meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m. at the
Paulding SWCD Office (unless otherwise noted)
900 Fairground Drive Suite B, Paulding, Ohio 45879.