Ohio Department of Agriculture

Reducing Agricultural Phosphorus Runoff

ODA is committed to helping farmers reduce phosphorus runoff from commercial fertilizer and manure to prevent harmful algal blooms.

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Director Pelanda Explains the H2Ohio Initiative

MAKING CHANGES TODAY TO ENSURE

A SAFER TOMORROW

Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio plan will span all areas of water quality, with the Ohio Department of Agriculture leading efforts to reduce phosphorus runoff through the widespread adoption of 10 best practices that are cost-effective and proven to work:

 

Maumee River WatershedH2Ohio will provide funding directly to farmers to supplement the cost of implementing these best practices.  Farmers will receive guidance to determine which practices will be most effective for their land.

Funding for the best practices will initially be available to farmers in 14 counties. The application process for receiving H2Ohio funds will begin February 2020.  Farmers in the following counties can sign up through their Soil and Water Conservation District to receive funding and enroll in targeted new programs that work best on their farms.  

Auglaize County
Auglaize SWCD

110 Industrial Drive #G

Wapokoneta, OH 45895

419.738.4016

Allen County
Allen SWCD

1601 E. 4th Street, Suite B

Lima, OH 45804

419.223.0040 ext.3

Defiance County
Defiance SWCD

06879 Evansport Road, Suite C

Defiance, OH 43523

419.782.1794

Fulton County
Fulton SWCD

8770 State Route 108, Suite B

Wauseon, OH 43567

419.337.9217

Hancock County
Hancock SWCD

7868 County Road 140, Suite E

Findlay, OH 45840

419.422.6569

Hardin County
Hardin SWCD

12751 State Route 309 W.

Kenton, OH 43326

419.673.0456 ext. 3

Henry County
Henry SWCD

2250 N. Scott street

Napoleon, OH 43545

419.592.2926 ext. 3

Lucas County

Lucas SWCD

130-A West Dudley

Maumee, OH 43537

419.893.1966

Mercer County
Mercer SWCD

220 W. Livingston Street, Suite 1

Celina, OH 45822

419.586.3289

Paulding County
Paulding SWCD

900 Fairground Drive, Suite B

Paulding, OH 45879

419.399.4771

Putnam County
Putnam SWCD

1206 E. 2nd Street

Ottawa, OH 45875

419.523.5159

Van Wert County

Van Wert SWCD

1185 Professional Drive

Van Wert, OH 45891

419.238.9591

Williams County
Williams SWCD

1120 West High Street

Bryan, OH 43506

419.636.9395 ext. 3

Wood County
Wood SWCD

1616 E. Wooster Street, Suite 32

Bowling Green, OH 43402

419.354.5517

Frequently Asked Questions

More information about the application process, eligibility and goals.

More About the ODA/OACI Partnership

ODA is working in close collaboration with the Ohio Agriculture Conservation Initiative (OACI) – a group of commodities, environmental agencies, and farming organizations.  OACI is an instrumental partner in the development and execution of the H2Ohio plan, which includes the Ohio Agriculture Certification Program for farmers in conjunction with the application process.
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