The District meets with the Commissioners twice a year to give an update on expenses and plan what’s coming up for the next year. This year, the District received a $21,000 grant from the Muskingum Water Shed Conservancy District.
District Administrator, Lisa Crock, said that grant would allow them to collect very valuable information.
“It is basically to test soil, plan tissue, and water samples. The information we collect will go back to nutrient management to then be analyzed. We are hoping to give producers in Muskingum County some good information that relates to this particular part of Ohio as far as fertilizer and nutrient management goes,” Crock said.
Crock said that water quality has and always will be a huge topic across the state of Ohio.
“Water quality is affected by fertilizer run off, we’re hoping to give producers solid information so that they can make good economic decisions that also benefit the environment,” Crock said.
The next meeting between the Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District and County Commissioners will be later this fall in November.