About Agriculture and Natural Resources
Hancock County has 340,480 acres of which 72.8% is devoted to agriculture. Data from the Ohio Department of Agriculture shows 922 farms, with an average farm size of 269 acres. The county ranked 2nd in Ohio soybean production, 4th in wheat, and 5th in corn for grain in 2012. There are several active livestock commodity groups, & local agricultural producers and leaders meet monthly via Ag Council. Small woodlands still exist in many parts of the county, providing good habit for wildlife. The Blanchard River and its tributaries make up the county's major watershed.
County Agriculture and Natural Resources News
Palmer Amaranth confirmed in Putnam Co.
Be on the lookout for a new troublesome weed - Palmer Amaranth!
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A new well water interpretation tool is available. here's a short 2 minute video to tell you more . . .
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State Agriculture and Natural Resources News
Find recent "Grazing School" presentations on-line here!
The "Pastures for Profit" grazing school is a comprehensive course in Management Intensive Grazing
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