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Hancock Soil & Water Pond Clinic

The Hancock Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) has scheduled a pond clinic for August 16, 2022 at the Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter House #4.

The pond clinic will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will cover a variety of pond management topics including: pond nutrient management and design. These topics will be covered by specialists from several organizations including speakers from The Ohio State University Extension and Hancock SWCD.

The outdoor pond clinic will take place rain or shine. Clinic attendees should bring a lawn chair and bug spray. Refreshments will be provided. For additional information, please contact Sarah Wayman at Hancock SWCD at 419-422-6569.

2022 Cooperator of the Year

Hancock Soil & Water Conservation Service has announced the
2022 Outstanding Cooperator; Miller Grain Farms, Inc.

Miller Grain Farms Inc. was formed in 1981 by the Rex Miller family and is currently
managed by Perry Miller and nephew, Keith Van Horn. No-till practices, crop
rotation, cover crops, and 4R principles are integrated into every aspect of crop
production. Many sectors of the H2Ohio program are utilized including the
Voluntary Nutrient Management Plan, Variable Rate Phosphorus Application,
Conservation Crop Rotation-Small Grains, and Overwintering Cover Crops. Cereal
rye is produced for fall application on every acre not planted to wheat.
Drainage tile is consistently installed to improve soil quality and help prevent direct
runoff of nutrients. Filter strips are utilized, where applicable, throughout the farm.
Production is maximized and fertilizer application is minimized through optimal
nutrient management using systematic triennial grid sampling, variable yield goals,
P and K replacement rather than anticipated use, and building their own fertilizer
program while following tristate recommendations.

2022 Hancock SWCD Photography Contest

Please visit the 2022 Hancock SWCD Photography Contest page to vote for your photo. Voting will end on August 12, 2022 at 11:59pm.

2022 Fish Sale

Hancock Soil & Water will be holding an annual fish sale again this year. Click here to download an order form and descriptions of the fish offered. The order deadline is September 15, 2022 with pick-up on September 22, 2022 at 10 a.m. in the Hancock Agricultural Service Center parking lot. Please call us at 419-422-6569 if you have any questions.

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

If you have not received payment yet for a complete 2021 H2Ohio practice and are not sure why, please contact the Hancock SWCD office at 419-422-6569. You may have not turned in all required information. If you are working with your Ag Retailer or CCA to turn in documentation for you, please double check with them to make sure they have turned in all required information. Also, if you have not done so already, please submit your nutrient management plan for both 2022 & 2023.

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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:


2022 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.