Agriculture Agriculture Partners Find more agricultural resources. Agriculture Pollution Abatement Program This aims to reduce pollution of waters of the state by soil sediment, animal manure and residual farm products. Conservation Easements Conservation easements allow the landowner to maintain ownership of the land while limiting future development. Conservation Plans Conservation plans ensure that the land’s unique natural resources are managed in the best possible way, while maintaining sustainability and productivity. Cover Crops Learn about programs supporting the planting of cover crops and the many benefits of doing so. Farmland Preservation This program ensures farms remain permanently in agricultural production. H2Ohio H2Ohio is a state-funded grant program to help reduce or eliminate phosphorous runoff from agriculture fields to prevent algae blooms. Nutrient Management Managing the amount, placement, and timing of plant nutrients to get the best results and minimize surface and groundwater pollution risks. Ohio Department of Agriculture Farmland Preservation Program : Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP) Farmland Donation Program: Agricultural Easement Donation Program (AEDP) Richland County Food Producer List This local food producer list helps connect local food growers and producers to consumers to purchase locally-sourced food. Richland County Pioneers Learn from previous generations of agricultural families and see how agriculture has evolved in Richland County. Soil Testing Find out what your soil needs in order to be healthy and fertile. USDA-NRCS Programs These provide technical assistance with natural resource concerns such as reducing soil erosion and protecting water quality.