H2Ohio Moves State-Wide

Harmful algal bloom on East Fork Lake

H2Ohio is Governor Mike DeWine’s water quality initiative for the state. This initiative is implemented through various partnerships including the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA).

H2Ohio and ODA’s partnership program works to bring money to farmers for implementing best management practices. ODA works through local County based Soil and Water Conservation Districts to bring these programs to producers and to provide the technical assistance to make sure that practices are working effectively for each farmer.

In past years H2Ohio has focused on bringing agricultural incentives to farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin by cost sharing on the development and implementation of volunteer nutrient management plans. These plans follow Ohio State guidelines (Tri-State Fertilizer Guide) for the application of manure and other fertilizers to crop fields. This spring, H2Ohio will be rolling out the program to the rest of Ohio.

If you would like to learn more about the program please call our office at (513) 732-7075 or email jhahn@clermontcountyohio.gov.

The application window is not currently open but we are creating a contact list to send out updates. Funding is limited and will be first come first serve.

For more information on H2Ohio, visit https://h2.ohio.gov/agriculture/