Ag easements to be explained
Farmland owners have the opportunity to learn how to apply for Clean Ohio Agricultural Easement Purchase Program funds during upcoming information sessions offered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
In Northwest Ohio, a session will be held Nov. 29 from 6-8 p.m. at the WW Knight Nature Preserve, Great Room, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg.
Agricultural easements are voluntary legal agreements restricting non-agricultural development on farmland, with the land itself remaining on the tax rolls and under private ownership and management. Landowners may undertake any agricultural activity permitted under Ohio law, and they can sell their farm or pass it along as a gift to others. However, the easement remains with the land, prohibiting any future non-agricultural development to make certain that it remains used for agricultural purposes.
Meetings will feature a presentation by the department’s farmland preservation staff as well as testimony from landowners who have participated in the program.
The Ottawa County Board of Elections will conduct a public test of voting equipment Nov. 1 at 1:30 p.m. in the board office, 8444 W. State Route 163, Suite 101, Oak Harbor.
The Ottawa County Veterans Service Commission will change the regular November meeting dates to Nov. 4 and 18 at 4 p.m. The meetings will be conducted at the Veterans Memorial Building.
The Ottawa County Veterans Office is located at 8444 W State Route 163, Oak Harbor and can be reached by phone at (419) 898-2089.