The Coshocton County Beacon February 27, 2019 - Page 18

Coshocton Soil and Wat 76 Years of Conse 2018 Board of Supervisors pictured l to r: Adrian Garber, Kristy Leindecker, David Lapp, Beth Mullen, and Greg Waters. REFLECTING ON 2018 OUR BEGINNINGS The Coshocton Soil & Water Conservati on District (SWCD) celebrated 76 years of service to our community in 2018. The Coshocton SWCD is a legally organized subdivision of State Government, assigned under law the task of protecti ng and improving our soil and water resources. A 95% referendum vote of Coshocton County citi zens created the Coshocton SWCD on May 25, 1942. Coshocton was the second district formed in the State of Ohio. This was the beginning of the one- on-one technical assistance that the local SWCD program conti nues to this day. Samantha Priest used the Watershed Sandbox Model with 4th Grade students at Ag Awareness Day in September to educate them about watersheds and topography. The Sandbox Model was built by SWCD Technicians Ryan Medley and Zach Wallace with grant funding provided by The Coshocton Foundation. Auditor for the operati on of the Coshocton SWCD. The Co and federal partners to address local resource concerns. HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2018 The Coshocton SWCD received funding from the Cosho a Virtual Watershed Sandbox Model. The innovati ve mod by shaping real sand, which is then augmented in real ti m lines, and simulated rainfall. District Technicians Ryan M winter months building and programming the model. In OUR LEADERSHIP The SWCD is directed by a Board of Supervisors that consists of 5 local leaders who are offi cially strated for the fi rst ti me to the Coshocton County Career their feedback was helpful to SWCD staff . The model deb elected at the SWCD Annual Meeti ng each year. They are the governing body that formulates May to over 200 students. It was also used at the Offi cial policy, prepares workload, develops the informati on and educati on programs, and manages the in September for all Coshocton 4th graders, and at the SW business aff airs of the District. These public offi cials serve 3 year terms and serve without pay to October. direct the local program. Since 1942, 48 individuals have served our community as board mem- bers, giving generously of their ti me and talents to establish work prioriti es to be accomplished in A Cover Crop program was coordinated by the Coshoc conservati on educati on and technical assistance. with the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District an OUR FUNDING Cover crops were applied through this program for 36 lan Funding for the district begins with local appropriati ons from the Coshocton County Commis- applied by air by Fisher’s Ag Service or broadcast and dri sioners. Additi onally, the City of Coshocton provides funding for storm water management educa- provide erosion protecti on and improve soil health for th ti on. These monies are matched by the State of Ohio. These funds are maintained by the County Bakersville, Lapp Farms, and Richard Downing Airport for 2018 AFFILIATE MEMBERS - THANK YOU!! Adult E AEP Ea Ag Awa Owens & Manning, Attorneys Ag Awa Scheetz Marketing Ag Day TMK Valley Propane Brush M Classro BRONZE: $25 - $49 Compre Alan Donaker Surveying Conser Bluck & Sons, Inc. Cover C Coshocton County Auditor, Chris Sycks Fall Fol Coshocton County Clerk of Courts, Farmer Camila Graham First Fa Coshocton County Engineer, Fred Wachtel Forest Coshocton County Recorder, Susan Turner Invento Pasture Coshocton County Sportsmen Association Pipeline Coshocton Tire & Retreading, Inc. Coshocton County Treasurer, Janette Donaker Plat Bo Quarter Fender’s Fish Hatchery & Llama Farm Review Frontier Power Company Spring Subsur TOTAL DONATIONS: Tree Sa $4,645 Waterin Water Q Donations were used toward Educational Programs DIAMOND: $500 COMPANY ODA Director David Daniels (left) presented Phyllis (Pew) and Lee Debnar a Bicenntenail Farm Award at the SWCD Annual Meeting in October. The Pew farm has been in the family for over 200 years. Coshocton Grain Company Farm Credit Mid-America PLATINUM: $250 - $499 Coshocton County Beacon Gerber & Sons, Inc. Heritage Cooperative McWane Ductile - Ohio Paraise Energy Solutions Ridgewood FFA GOLD: $100 - $249 Shown is a terminated cereal rye cover crop fi eld before planting. Cover crops provide erosion protection and maintain ground cover as the crop grows. Century National Bank Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce Coshocton County Farm Bureau Coshocton County Sheriff Tim Rogers Dr. Rob & Sheri Stout and Family Endsley Agency Harold’s Equipment, Inc. Home Loan Savings Bank Cassie Glazier and Kadie Conkle from TMK Bakersville discuss the importance of soil and agriculture with participants at First FARM Friday in August. Community volunteers that bring livestock, machinery, and displays make the event fun and successful. 18 THE BEACON 18 THE BEACON In Memory of Jim McKinney Jacobs Vanaman Agency, Inc. Jeff Drennen Ford John and Matt McDonald Larry A. Frye Farms Peoples Bank Seed Consultants - Lance Weaver The Garden Patch Greenhouse Thousand Oaks Farms TMK Bakersville Tumblin Farms William Albert Inc. SILVER: $50 - $99 Baird Concrete Products Coshocton County Prosecutor Jason Given Curtis & Toni Lee Dane & Amy Shryock Erwin Family Eye Care Gary & Michelle Fischer Kuester Implement Company, Inc. Derr Farms was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Conservation Farmer of the Year at the SWCD Annual Meeting and Banquet in October. Pictured l to r: Kenny Derr, Tristan Locke, Erica Olinger, Teresea and Garry Derr, and SWCD Supervisor David Lapp. Commissioner Dane Shryock administers the oath of offi ce to Adrian Garber and David Lapp in January of 2018. Pictured l to r: Commissioner Shryock, Adrian Garber, David Lapp, and Commissioners Gary Fischer and Curtis Lee. www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com First FARM Main Street i opportunity t farm anim FEBRUARY 27, 2019 FEBRUARY 27, 2019 FEB