I have a Farm
Do you currently own or operate an Ohio livestock or poultry farm?
Whether you recently purchased your first farm operation or are a seasoned farmowner, below are a few tips to consider – from getting to know your farm better to knowing who the right person to call is in the event of an issue on the farm.
Get to know your farm better by determining the depth to groundwater and sampling well water. The better you know your farm, the better you can help protect the waterways and streams near your farm.
Understand the state and federal regulations that you need to abide by depending on the size of your farm.
Maximize the value of manure by developing a manure nutrient management plan.
Identify the sources of odor and dust on your farms to decrease concern from your neighbors.
Minimize insects and rodents on your farm by developing and implementing an Insect and Rodent Control Plan.
Consider improvements for current facilities, such as appearance of the operation and maintenance.
Know who to contact in the event an emergency arises on the farm.