Water Quality

Clean water is everyone's business.

Water quality has always been a focus for Ohio farmers. With the continued algae growth in Grand Lake St. Marys, Lake Erie and around the state, fertilizer runoff — and therefore farmers — has certainly been one of the targets.

Today, we continue to spearhead efforts to ensure that the voice of the farmer is heard about water quality issues. Ohio’s farmers are working hard to mitigate runoff and need to step forward and be recognized for that work.

The Ohio Small Grains Checkoff challenges farmers to take part in the ongoing and vital water quality discussion — with neighbors, consumers and members of Congress by sharing:

  • How conservation practices are a part of your business plan
  • How you use technology to lessen your impact on water quality
  • How you use less phosphorus today than in years past
  • How you have changed some of your farming practices to improve water quality
  • The economic penalty to your farm if you are not using fertilizer sustainably

Clean lakes and streams throughout Ohio are important to everyone, especially farmers. Learn more about agriculture’s actions and share your story with others at OhioWaterQuality.org.

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