Farmland Owners

Did you know that nearly half of all farmland in the US is owned by individuals who do not farm their own land?  Non-operator farmland owners who lease their land to farmers have a key role to play in resource management.

If you are a farmland owner who does not farm your own land, you can:

Learn about resource management issues in your area including water, air and soil quality.

Plan and implement improvements on your land.

Learn more about the practices used by those farming your land, and discuss options to improve resource management.

For more information about what landowners can do to reduce nutrient losses and how to have a conversation with their tenant about nutrient management. Check out our Tip Sheet

For more information about federal programs, visit Conservation Connect’s Information for Landowners. This resource provides information on federal programs, lease options, water-resource protection practices including vegetative filter strips, and other organizations working to help private landowners improve the sustainability of their working farmland.

Sandusky River Watershed
Non-operator landowners in the Sandusky are encouraged to participate in the Sandusky River Watershed Coalition as members and volunteers.   Participating in the coalition will help keep you informed about issues in the Watershed, and how you can help.  Contact Cindy Brookes at (419) 334-5016 or by email at to get involved.



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