Community Agriculture Appreciation Breakfast
Tuesday - March 12, 2013 - 7:00am to 11:00am
The breakfast will be held at Brandywine Center located on Old State Route 39 in Dover, OH. Please join us to celebrate National Agriculture Week. Enjoy all-you-can-eat breakfast for $5 per person. Proceeds will be used to support our programs. For more information contact us at 330-339-7976.
Tuscarawas SWCD Photo Contest
The 2013 Annual Photo Contest judging was held Friday, October 4th at the office. The top 3 winning entries are as follows:
1st Place - Winter's Chill" - submitted by Gerald Wilson 2nd Place - "Ole Water Pump" - submitted by Lucille Steel 3rd Place - "Tuscarawas River" - submitted by Rebecca Finley
2013 Tuscarawas SWCD Scholarship
Applications must be received by 4:00pm on May 3, 2013
The Tuscarawas Soil & Water Conservation District is pleased to announce that it is offering a $500 scholarship to assist graduating seniors with the pursuit of a college, university or technical school degree. The applicant must be a Tuscarawas County resident or graduating from a Tuscarawas County High School. Applicants for the scholarship need to be pursuing a degree in the fields of Agriculture or Conservation of Natural Resources. Examples of some eligible degrees include Ag Engineering, Aquatic Ecology, Biological Sciences, Conservation Planning, Environmental Science, Forestry, Soils, Turf or Wildlife management.
A link for the application can be found below. Applications can also be picked up at the Tuscarawas SWCD office at 2201 Progress St. Ste B, Dover OH between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Check in your high school guidance office for an application . The deadline for application submission is May 3, 2013. All applications will be reviewed by a committee. The top three applicants will be interviewed by the committee prior to final selection.
Scholarship Eligibility and Instructions
2013 Tuscarawas SWCD Poster Contest
Entries must be received by 4:00pm on May 17, 2013
The Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation District is pleased to annouce its annual poster contest. The theme for the 2013 Tuscarawas SWCD poster contest is "Where Does Your Water Shed".
The Tuscarawas SWCD Stewardship Poster Contest is open to all Third grade students living in Tuscarawas County. The first place winner will be awarded a $100 US Savings Bond. The artist of the second place poster will receive a $50 US Savings Bond. Anyone interested may contact the Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation District office located at 2201 Progress St. Ste B, Dover OH or call 330-339-7976 for additional information. Poster Contest Rules
Poster Contest Entry Form
Promoting Cover Crops through Grant Program
Sign up starts May 30th through July 1st
2013 Tuscarawas Soil & Water Conservation District Cover Crop Program
Cover crops are a conservation priority, due to the potential of erosion and sediment loading from corn silage and soybean fields. The
Tuscarawas SWCD is sponsoring the following program:
• Cover Crops
• No-till drills are available for rent from Tuscarawas SWCD.
• 1300 total acres
• 200 acre cap per participant based on a ranking system
• $13.00 / acre cost share available
• Applications available on our website: www.tuscsoil.com or by calling our office at 330 339-7976.
• This program is open to Tuscarawas County participants and acreage must be within Tuscarawas County.
• Sign up is now through July 1, 2013.
Call for more information and an application 330 339-7976.
(Tuscarawas SWCD and its assigned will be held harmless from any injuries or damages related to this program. This program is subject to change and modification.)
70th Annual Meeting
November 7, 2013 - 6PM
The Tuscarawas SWCD will be hosting their 70th Annual Meeting at the St. John's Church of Christ in Dover, OH (409 N Wooster Ave). The meeting will begin at 5:15PM with the election of Board of Supervisors, voting will conclude at 6:15pm. Dinner will be at 6:00PM.
Swiss Steak Dinner Tickets are $11 per person (children under 4 eat free). Tickets may be purchased at our office from 7:30-4:00 Monday through Friday. Please call 330-339-7976 or stop at our office at 2201 Progress St Ste B, Dover OH 44622.
For more information about Board Supervisor candidates and absentee voting please view our current newsletter.
Ag in the City 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
It’s time to experience a day on the farm with your family! The event will be held Friday, June 14 from 5pm – 8:30pm at Tuscora Park in New Philadelphia. Numerous children’s activities will be on site including a Kiddie Tractor Pull, Pony rides, Face Painting, All-A-Flutter Butterfly Exhibit, and an Archery Activity. There will be a food stand provided. Educational displays will include Tuscarawas County Beekeepers, Fish Farmers of Ohio, Farm Bureau, Clum Forestry and many others. Please read our newsletter for more details
The committee is comprised of representatives from the following agencies: Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation District, Farm Credit, OSU Extension, Agland Co-op, and many community members. Our goal is to showcase agriculture and the families that make it all happen. We strive to connect farmers with the public and provide a personal experience for learning and fellowship. So come check it out with your family! For more information please call the Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation District at 330-339-7976.
Spring Pond Clinic
Monday, June 10, 2013
The pond clinic will be held at the Picnic Shelter back Conservation Drive at the Norma Johnson Center located in Dover, OH. Speakers for the evening will include Chris Zoller, OSU Extension Educator, Terry Scott and Dan Kramer, Tuscarawas SWCD, and Wade Dunlap, ODNR Wildlife Officer. They will be covering a variety of such as Pond Stocking Rates, Weed Control, Pond Construction & Design, and Nuisance Wildlife. Open Discussion & Questions will be held at the end. If you are interested please RSVP by June 7 by calling our office at 330-339-7976 or 330-339-2337.
2013 Tuscarawas SWCD Scholarship Winner
The Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation District is pleased to announce the $500. scholarship has been awarded to Buckeye Career Center and New Philadelphia high school senior Mathew L. Cardani. Mathew is the son of Lorne and Sherry Cardani. He will be attending Murray State University this fall, majoring in Fisheries/Aquatic Biology.