Ohio farmland preservation program seeking new local sponsors

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REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Office of Farmland Preservation has invited the Soil & Water Conservation District, land trusts, and city, township, and county entities to apply for local sponsor certification. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 13.

Local sponsors that apply and qualify will be issued a portion of the funding available in the Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program 2024 funds. These funds are used to purchase agricultural easements on Ohio farms, in order to permanently preserve agricultural farmland.

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