About Agriculture and Natural Resources
Hancock County has 340,480 acres of which 77.5% is devoted to agriculture. Data from the Ohio Department of Agriculture shows 910 farms, with an average farm size of 267 acres. The county ranked 3rd in Ohio wheat production and 4th in Ohio soybean production in 2010. 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
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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