ODA Announces $6 Million to Preserve Farmland Across the State

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REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) continues to help strengthen Ohio’s top industry – food and agriculture. ODA is proud to announce that nine land trusts, seven counties or townships and 25 Soil and Water Conservation Districts will receive funding to help preserve farmland across the state. These organizations will receive allocations from the Clean Ohio Fund to select, close and monitor easements under the Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP).

Ohio landowners interested in selling an agricultural easement on their farms can fill out an application with their LAEPP sponsor organization. A total of $6 million will be made available in this round of funding. Local sponsors have been certified to accept applications in 51 counties. Landowners should contact the certified local sponsor in their county for application details.

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