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OFSWCD 75th Anniversary

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (OFSWCD) will officially celebrate the associations' 75th birthday, the "Diamond Jubilee!" Officially created in law in October of 1943, the OFSWCD has used this year to celebrate the "Year of Conservation" and the tremendous conservation accomplishments done by Ohio's 88 soil and water conservation districts! Learn more about conservation efforts in Ohio by visiting the OFSWCD website at or contact your  county SWCD. Click on the following link for a short video on agriculture:

New EQIP Sign-Up Deadline!

NRCS has announced a new sign-up date for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. Click here for all the information provided by District Conservationist, Megan Burgess.

Milkweed Seed Pod Collection

You can help provide much needed habitat for the Monarch butterfly by collecting common milkweed pods! The Hancock SWCD is a collection site for this project sponsored by the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative. The collection continues thru October 31, 2018. Click here for all the information! You may drop the pods off at our office between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. 


Tiderishi Creek Grant

The Blanchard River Watershed Partnership with support from the Hancock SWCD has received a grant to help local farmers install BMPs to reduce sediment, phosphorus, and nitrogen loadings in the Tiderishi Creek watershed. 

Best Management Practices included  are: Precision Nutrient Management Plan, Soil Testing, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops, Phosphorus Filter, Riparian Buffer/Filter Strip, Water Controlled Structure  (no main needed) and Water Controlled Structure (with a main needed. For more Information click here or to enroll in the program contact the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership (BRWP) at: Phone -  419-422-6487, E-mail - or visit the website -

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:

2018 Fall Newsletter

The Hancock SWCD Fall 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