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75th Annual Meeting

Please join us in celebrating 75 years of service to Hancock County by attending the annual meeting on August 3, 2021 from 5-7pm in the Hancock Agricultural Service Center parking lot.  Dinner will be provided by Harlan’s BBQ & Catering, LLC and we will be offering great handouts and door prizes. Tickets are only $10 and are pre-sale only please contact our office for tickets. Click Here for a flyer.

Supervisor Election

The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to be held in accordance with Chapter 940 of the Ohio Revised Code. Individuals who own or occupy land within
the Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District and are 18 years of age or older may vote for Supervisor.

There are three (3) ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot:

1.) At the SWCD office from July 5, 2021 until August 3, 2021 during normal business
hours; or
2.) At the SWCD Annual Meeting, which will take place at August 3, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; or
3.) Voting absentee from July 5, 2021 until August 3, 2021, by requesting the ballot application and election ballot from the SWCD office at the following address
7868 CR 140, Suite E, Findlay, OH 45840, by calling 419 ‐422-6569, or email: swcd@hancockswcd.com. Absentee ballots must be received by the SWCD office by August 3, 2021, at 4:30 p.m.
One (1) Supervisor will be elected to a three‐year term commencing;
January 1, 2022 and ending December 31, 2024.

Nominees are:
1. Matthew Heitkamp

2021 Fish Sale

We currently are holding our Annual Fish sale. Order forms are available at the link below and need be turned into the Hancock SWCD Office by September 16, 2021.  Pickup will be at 10:00a.m. on September 23, 2021 in the Hancock Agricultural Service Center Parking lot.

2021 Fish Order Form

Private Well Water Testing

Hancock Soil & Conservation District will have Private Well Water Testing kit available Wednesday, August 11, 2021 until August 18, 2021. The program is provided in partnership with the National Center for Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University. The test kits are to be returned August 19, 2021. The kits will be delivered to Heidelberg University and results will be mailed directly to the individuals.  The test kits available are: nitrate/Inorganic for $30.00 and Metals for $80.00. Hancock SWCD will cost share $5.oo per kit. If you have additional questions please contact the office at 419-422-6569.

Please check out the H2Ohio page by clicking here to see more information about the H2Ohio Program.

For those of you who are implementing the manure incorporation practice for the H2Ohio Program, please turn in a current manure test. In addition to the manure test, we will need to know which fields and when you are planning to spread your manure. Please submit your manure test as soon as possible. When we receive your manure test, we will write a manure recommendation for you to utilize that follows tri-state recommendations. You must follow the manure recommendations in order to receive payment for this practice. Please remember to notify Hancock SWCD 24 to 48 hours prior to manure application. Additionally, be sure to follow Ohio NRCS 590 Standard and Senate Bill 1. Contact Sarah with any questions either by phone (419) 422-6569 or by email swayman@hancockswcd.com

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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:


2021 Spring 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.