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The 2017 Outstanding Cooperator award was presented to Bill and Helen Rose at the Hancock SWCD Annual Meeting. Bill and Helen have implemented many conservation practices on their Madison Township farm including; multiple Windbreak Plantings, grassed waterways, subsurface drainage, conservation tillage and a pond. 


72nd Annual Meeting & Supervisor Election

Thank You to all those that attended the 72nd Annual Meeting & Supervisor Election on Tuesday, August 7th at The Lodge in Riverbend Recreation Area.

The candidates for one supervisor position were; Matt Heitkamp and Steven Ruggles. Congratulations to Matt Heikamp for being elected to serve a three-year term as supervisor for Hancock SWCD starting January 1, 2019! Thank you Steven Ruggles for your time and interest in all our programs.Thank you to our emcee, Vaun Wickerham, our speaker Aaron Wilson and to Kathy's Kornor for the delicious meal!  

Thank You to the businesses who sponsored our Annual Meeting: Ag Credit, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., Findlay Implement Co., Legacy Farmers Cooperative, Sparks Commercial Tire, Inc. and Kaleidoscope Farms. The support of these businesses and individuals is truly appreciated



Tyler Koenig is the Hancock SWCD new District Technician/Project Assistant! Tyler is originally from Spencerville and graduated from The Ohio State University. He looks forward to working with Hancock County landowners. Tyler's office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. You can reach Tyler at 419-422-6569 Ext. 105.


Manure Application Guidelines

UPDATE - The Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Soil and Water Conservation would like to remind producers and nutrient applicators of laws and restrictions on manure application. Click the following link to review the current information:

Brights Ditch Grant

Hancock SWCD has grant funds available for farmers & landowners in the Brights Ditch Watershed. The Great Lakes Commission-Great Lakes Restoration program provides the funds to help local farmers install BMPS to reduce sediment, phosphorus, and nitrogen loadings. The Brights Ditch watershed is located in Hancock and Wyandot counties. Wyandot SWCD and the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership are partners for this grant.

The Best Management Practices available are: Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops, Water Control Structure with no Main and Water Control Structure with Main. For more information contact Hancock SWCD at 419-422-6569 or Wyandot SWCD at 419-294-2312. 

2018 Summer Newsletter

The Hancock SWCD Summer Newsletter is now available. Click here to download your copy!

Our Mission

To promote awareness and conservation of our natural resources through leadership, education, and services.

Our Vision

To be recognized as a leader in promoting responsible stewardship and conservation of our natural resources through partnerships to enhance the quality of life.

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Hancock Soil & Water Conservation District
7868 County Road 140, Suite E
Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone: 419-422-6569