Welcome to the Division of Soil & Water Conservation
The Division of Soil and Water Conservation (DSWC) provides leadership and services that enable Ohioans to conserve, protect, and enhance soil, water, and land resources. The DSWC was established beginning January 2016 through a transfer of programs from the Department of Natural Resources to the Department of Agriculture.
Use our Resources
Information about the department's various programs as well as forms, applications and fact sheets can all be found in the resources section.
Ohio's Top Conservation Farmers Honored
H2Ohio Farmer Informational Meetings Set to Begin
The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is hosting a series of in-person informational meetings for farmers to learn about Governor DeWine’s H2Ohio Initiative in the newly added 10 counties.
Governor DeWine Announces H2Ohio Farmer Incentive Program Expansion
H2Ohio's farmer incentive program is expanding into 10 additional counties in the Western Lake Erie Basin.
In this educational video, the Ohio Department of Agriculture discusses the benefits of planting warm season annual grasses for Ohio livestock producers.