Agricultural Services

No-Till Drill Business Rentals

Wayne SWCD has decided to end its no-till drill rental program.

However, if you have any questions about no-till, we are more than happy to help!

7’ No-till drill

8051 St. Rt. 241

Millersburg, OH 44654

330-674-0495

Delivery & pick up available

(5) 60” Conservation Seeders

1492 S. Washington St.

Millersburg, OH 44654

330-674-5533

Delivery & pick up available

10’ and 15’ No-till drill

Small seed boxes

514 W. Main St.

Loudonville, OH 44842

419-994-4186

Delivery & pick up available

What is LEAP?

LEAP is a voluntary environmental assurance program for all major livestock species in Ohio, including sheep, beef and dairy cattle, swine and poultry.

As Ohio livestock farmers, taking care of our land, air and water resources is a top priority. We design and follow management plans describing how much manure our farm will produce and how our farm will use or distribute it. We implement pest control measures to minimize insects and rodents. And, we follow best management practices for disposing of deceased animals.

The Ohio Livestock Environmental Assurance Program (LEAP) is a voluntary program to help Ohio’s livestock farms take a proactive approach in protecting the land, air and water on and around our farms. LEAP helps farmers identify and address key management issues affecting environmental quality by providing helpful tools and resources – from regulations and current legislation to specific best management practices and assessments and evaluation tools.

To view the full website click the link: LEAP

Where can I get my seed tested?

Seed Sample Testing

Plant Health

Article found on the ODA website

When mailing samples to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, please do the following:

  1. Fill a quart-size zip-lock or other sealable plastic bag with the seed to be tested; double bag the seed and tape the bags shut.

  2. Include your name, address, telephone number, variety of the seed, and lot number of the seed in each bag of seed sent for testing.

  3. Indicate what tests are to be run on the samples submitted.

  4. Mail the samples to:

Grain, Feed, & Seed Section

Ohio Department of Agriculture

8995 East Main St, Bldg. 23

Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Billing for the tests will be made upon completion of the testing of the seed. The lab fee schedule can be viewed here.

Conservation Practices/BMP Examples

(Click on a title to see a photo example)

To provide a fixed route of travel for moving livestock, produce, equipment, and supplies; and to provide access for proper operation, maintenance, and management of livestock or conservation enterprises while controlling runoff to prevent erosion or improve water quality.

AGRICHEMICAL HANDLING AREA

A facility with an impervious surface to provide an environmentally safe area for the handling of on-farm agrichemicals.

COVER CROP

This practice establishes close-growing grasses, legumes or small grain crops to provide seasonal protection. Cover crops help improve soil and water quality by reducing soil erosion, increasing organic matter and capturing and recycling nutrients in the soil profile. Cover crops can also be used to fix atmospheric nitrogen, reduce soil compaction, manage soil moisture and provide supplemental forage for livestock. Click the link to watch a VIDEO of Aerial Seeding of Cover Crops.

GRADE STABILIZATION STRUCTURE

A structure used to control the grade and head cutting in natural or artificial channels.

GRASSED WATERWAY

A natural or constructed channel that is shaped or graded to required dimensions and established with suitable vegetation. Click the link to watch a VIDEO of Grassed Waterway Construction.

SEASONAL HIGH TUNNEL SYSTEM FOR CROPS

A seasonal polyethylene covered structure with no electrical, heating, and/or mechanical ventilation systems that shelters crops and extends the growing season in an environmentally safe manner.

CONTOUR STRIP CROPPING

Growing row crops, forages, small grains, or fallow in a systematic arrangement of equal width strips on or near the contour of the field slope.

FENCE

This practice facilitates the accomplishment of conservation objectives by providing a means to control movement of animals and people, including vehicles. Including (1) exclude livestock from areas that should be protected from grazing; (2) control livestock where permanent fencing is installed as a component of a rotational grazing system; (3) confine livestock on an area; (4) control domestic livestock while permitting wildlife movement; (5) regulate access to areas by people, to prevent trespassing, or for purposes of safety.

FILTER STRIPS / AREAS

A strip or area of herbaceous vegetation situated between cropland, grazing land, or disturbed land (including forest land) and environmentally sensitive areas.

FOREST STAND IMPROVEMENT

Removing unmerchantable and unwanted trees, shrubs, or vines from wooded areas.

HEAVY USE AREA PROTECTION

Protecting heavily used areas by establishing vegetative cover, by surfacing with suitable materials, or by installing needed structures. This standard also includes protecting areas used for livestock feeding and watering, loafing, exercising, or confinement by surfacing with suitable materials, and installing control structures, if necessary.

ROOFS AND COVERS

A rigid, semi-rigid, or flexible manufactured membrane, composite material, or roof structure placed over a waste management facility.

SPRING DEVELOPMENT

Utilizing springs and seeps to provide water for a conservation need.

STREAM CROSSING

A stabilized area or structure constructed across a stream to provide a travel way for people, livestock, equipment, or vehicles. Click the link to watch a VIDEO of Stream Crossing Construction.

WASTE UTILIZATION (CNMP)

Using agricultural wastes such as manure and wastewater or other organic residues.

WASTE STORAGE FACILITY

Storage Construction in 30 seconds!

(YouTube video of Concrete storage built for dairy cows in 2009)

An impoundment made by constructing an embankment and/or excavating a pit, or by fabricating a man-made structure.