Ohio Farm Bureau funding water quality projects across state

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COLUMBUS (OFBF) – Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is providing funding for county Farm Bureau-led projects that help improve water quality in local communities. This is the fifth year Ohio Farm Bureau has provided funding, putting the total investment by Ohio Farm Bureau and partner organizations at over $1 million in county water quality projects.

The grants are part of Ohio Farm Bureau’s comprehensive Water Quality Action Plan launched in September 2014. Over the life of the plan, OFBF has invested $2.4 million in member funds for projects and measures that help protect the environment and preserve farmers’ ability to produce food.

This year, more than $90,000 in OFBF and matching funds will be put to work in local communities.

“These projects are spread out across the state with participation from dozens of partnering organizations that include conservation, government, university, health and private entities,” said Jordan Hoewischer, OFBF director of water quality and research.

Fayette and Clinton counties will prepare AgriPOWER class members to become spokespeople on water quality, with an emphasis on agricultural nutrient management and harmful algal blooms. The class will spend the day at Stone Lab learning more about water quality and nutrient management.

Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. Learn more at ofbf.org.

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