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2017 EQIP Sign up Deadline

 The EQIP program provides financial assistance for a variety of practices including nutrient management, cover crops, grassed waterways , no-till , livestock waste storage facilities, prescribed grazing systems, woodland invasive species control, high tunnels and more. The deadline to sign up for EQIP funding is November 15, 2017. If you are interested in installing any of these practices please contact John Knapp, District Conservationist at 330-262-2836 for more information.

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner - or whatever she wants at Bob Evans! Haylee Keeler of Rittman was the winner of our guessing contest at the 2017 Wayne County Fair. She correctly guessed the number of marbles in the container - exactly 517! And she looked around the displays, and saw the answer to the tie-breaker question...which was: What % of the United States fresh water supply comes from the Great Lakes? She knew it was 95%! CONGRATS & THANKS TO ALL THAT VISITED US AT THE FAIR!

PIPELINE information... please stay up to date...visit the page under Landowner Assistance under Oil and Gas ...Nexus route has been approved impacting NE Wayne County. Visit our office for map information.  Landowners Can call the FERC Commissioner's Landowner Helpline Toll Free at 1-877-337-2237 or go to this link for more info...

  Mark your calendar! Thursday, November 16th 2017 at THE BARN Restaurant in Smithville. Election and Voting of new Board Members, followed by Banquet and our Annual Meeting. More Details will be coming.

 Once again we are collection Milkweeds for Monarchs! Sept. 1st-Oct. 31st - visit the Landowner section for more info & pollinator links!

 Back to School - Educators - This newsletter is for you - The Conquest!
Also, you might want to Consider Conservation - Education Programs. Contact our Education Specialist, Kelly Riley for more details.

 CONNECT and LIKE us on FACEBOOK! WAYNE Soil and Water Conservation District... Thank-you!

 Congratulations to AMBER MORRIS of Shreve, Ohio as she was spot on and the ONLY person to correctly guess the correct number of 135 pieces of Bit 'O Honey candy AND answer correctly the tie breaker question at our guessing contest at the 2016 Wayne County Fair! Runner up was James Vaugh whom also guessed 135, but failed to guess at the tie-breaker question.      The tie-breaker question was: 2016 Fair Guessing Contest "In the Honey Bee colony, there are 3 social orders of bees: The Queen, and what are the other two?" The correct answer  was: Worker and Drones. Amber got both of those correct - and she is our WINNER of the $30 gift card to Bob Evans Restuarant! Thanks to everyone that stopped by to visit and tried at the contest...(There were over 510 guesses this year). We hope to see you again next year!

 Monarch Thank you for helping  us Collect Milkweed Seed Pods!

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Effective June 1st 2016 the Ag Plastic Recycling Program HAS ENDED! Please go to the Agricultural Services tab for more information.


List of PAST AWARD WINNERS - Conservation Farm Award    &    Conservation Education Award