The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will offer a new opportunity for Ohio agricultural producers to improve water quality in the Indian Lake Watershed. The watershed encompasses parts of Auglaize, Hardin and Logan Counties.
According to a press release from the US Department of Agriculture, the National Resource Conservation Service conservation professionals will provide assistance to help farmers, with approved applications, determine which conservation actions will provide the greatest environmental benefits to improve water quality.
Utilizing effective nutrient management will help to reduce nutrients and sediment from entering Indian Lake. Cover crops keep the ground covered to prevent soil erosion, trap nutrients, and improve soil health. To learn more about the program, contact the Hardin County USDA Service Center by calling (419) 673-7238.