Hancock Soil & Water Staff
|Gary Tuttle||District Technician/Drainage Coordinator (1978)||ext.104 |
|Jean Ann Derr||District Program Administrator (1985)||ext.101|
|Chad Carroll||District Technician/Urban Coordinator (2015)||ext.103|| |
|Tyler Koenig||District Technician/Project Assistant (2018)||ext. 105|
Pheasant's Forever Staff
Cody Grasser Pheasant's Forever Wildlife Biologist (2014) ext. 109
NRCS District Conservationist (2014)
(Located in the Kenton Field Office)
Hancock SWCD Board of Supervisors
Dave Reese, Chairman - Dave joined the Board of Supervisors in 2006. Dave and his wife Jan own and operate Kaleidoscope Farms, a 24-acre choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm in Union Township. Their four sons and two daughters-in-law are active participants in the farm operations. Dave recently retired after 35 years of teaching vocational agri-business/entrepreneurship and coaching very successful soil judging and Envirothon teams at Liberty-Benton. Dave has installed tile and waterways, planted windbreaks and 6 acres of CRP riparian buffers on his farm. Dave has served the Hancock SWCD as an at-large member of the Maumee Valley RC&D for several years and serves on the Findlay/Hancock County Chamber of Commerce agri-business and farmer's market committees. Dave is also a director of the Ohio Christmas Tree Growers, a member of the National Christmas Tree Growers, and he and his wife are active members of the Rawson New Hope United Methodist Church.
Mark Shick, Vice Chairman - Mark and his wife, Judy, have three children and ten grandchildren. Mark is partner/owner/operator of the L.B. Powell family farm, a 450-acre grain operation. In the past ten years they have constructed 15 acres of filter strips and sod waterways, implemented no-till farming practices, and have begun grid sampling their farm to optimally apply fertilizer for cost benefit efficiency and to protect ground water and riparian streams. Mark was raised on a grain-and-livestock farm in Hardin County. Mark retired after 35 years of teaching Social Studies, 23 years as an assistant basketball coach, and five years as an assistant football coach at Pandora-Gilboa Local Schools. Mark served in the U.S. Army from 1971-73 with 14 months in the Republic of Korea. Mark is an active member and adult Sunday school teacher at Benton Ridge Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.
Richard Gassman, Fiscal Agent - Richard is currently the Fiscal Agent and has served on the Board since 1990. He has previously served as Chairman from 1999-2001. Richard farms over 750 acres in Biglick and Washington Townships. Richard is a Biglick Township Trustee and a member of the Farm Bureau. Richard and his wife, Diana, have farmed for over 35 years. They have three daughters and attend West Independence United Methodist Church.
Linda Tuttle, Member - Linda and her husband, Marvin, practice all-minimum and no-till farming in Liberty, Blanchard, Eagle and Union Townships. Linda recently retired from AG Credit after 27 years as a loan officer. Linda has been involved with the Hancock County Farm City Tour for 15 years, worked with the Dairy Feeder Program at the Hancock County Fair, worked with 4-H and OSU Extension programs, served on the Liberty-Benton Tax Increment Financing Committee, is a Farm Bureau member, and is a Blanchard Township poll worker and active in the Good Shepherd UM Church. Linda and Marvin have three grown children. Linda feels it is important for farm women and wives to be involved in agriculture. Linda has lived along the Blanchard River most of her married life and has a first-rate understanding of the flood issues and how important good stewardship practices are to our soils and waterways.
Evan Jackson, Member - Evan joined the Board of Supervisors in 2015. Evan has a wife (Kari) and a one year old daughter (Caroline). He is a Liberty-Benton graduate and an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran. Evan has farmed with his father, Tim Jackson, since the return of his deployment to Iraq in 2008. Together, they have a grain, cattle, and honeybee operation. They use no-till, vertical tillage, cover crops, and filter strips as conservation practices. Evan brings the perspective of a young farmer to the board of supervisors.
Hancock SWCD Associate Supervisors