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Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District
900 Fairground Drive Suite B Paulding, Ohio 45879
Phone (419)-399-4771 Email:
Office Hours: 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
Entrance is through the west (left) doors at the Parc Lane Center Building. 

In Cooperation with the Paulding County Commissioners:
Roy Klopfenstein
Mark Holtsberry
Tony Zartman

What does the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District do?

Every County in Ohio has a Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), which is a political subdivision of the State.  In response to conservation concerns raised as a result of the 1930's dustbowl, SWCD's were formed in the late 1940's to complement a federal government agency (now titled the Natural Resources Conservation Service).  Both local and federal agencies worked together to encourage farmers and landowners to employ practices on the land for the conservation of soil and water resources.  Today SWCDs share the common goal of conservation of natural resources on urban and rural lands.

All local government grants are matched by the state of Ohio nearly dollar to dollar to support SWCD operations, conservation programs, and resource management initiatives.  SWCD’s work closely with 
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and are now under ODA Division of Soil and Water Conservation. With these resources the SWCD is a vehicle for bringing local governments and residents together to address natural resource conservation challenges in urban and rural settings.


Technical assistance (design, promote, facilitate)

Equipment Rental

Education (all ages and occupations)

Local eyes and ears and “boots on the ground”

Paulding SWCD Board of Supervisors

The Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors which are Paulding County residents who own land in the county. They meet the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00am at the Paulding SWCD Offices. It is their duty as elected public officials to conduct business of the Paulding SWCD and all bills which may be presented for approval. Supervisors are elected at the Annual Meeting of the Paulding SWCD held in November each year. Pictured (Left to Right): Bryce Mills (Vice Chairman), Brian Ruble (Dual Fiscal Agent), Matt Stoller (Chairman), Keith Wiesehan (Dual Fiscal Agent), and Gary Derck. 




New Nutrient Program Available to Producers!


 June 27th, 2017

 To:    Producers in Paulding County

 Re:    Agreements for Assistance: Western Lake Erie Basin Nutrient Reduction Program

 Fr:     Paulding SWCD Board of Supervisors

 The Paulding SWCD is pleased to announce enrollment for a nutrient management initiative through the placement/injection of fertilizer. Under this program, the Paulding SWCD will approve Agreements for funding with local Producers. This new program will allow each Producer to be reimbursed for the combination of the following items: 

Go to our "SWCD Programs" Tab for more information and program requirements! 

 2017 Manure Science Review comes to Paulding County!
The Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), Seneca SWCD, OSU Extension, Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), and Ohio Farm Bureau (OFB) are partnering on a great field day being held right here in Paulding County called Manure Science Review. This field day will be held Wednesday, August 2nd at Stoller Brothers & Sons located at 9257 Road 144 in Paulding and will run from 8:45am to 4:00pm. This field day focuses on properly managing nutrients effectively, understanding manure application and recordkeeping rules from ODA, best management practices for manure application, as well as the benefits that cover crops provide to effectively utilizing nutrients and keeping them in the field.

Send registrations to: Mary Wicks, OARDC/OSU 
                                   1680 Madison Avenue
                                   Wooster, OH 44691

2017 Sponsorship/Exhibitor Form

2017 Participant Registration Form

Paulding SWCD Board Meetings
August 9th, 2017
September 13th, 2017
October 11th, 2017
November 8th, 2017
November 16th, 2017 (ANNUAL MEETING-Extension Hall @ Fairgrounds)
December 13th, 2017

Meetings are subject to change.
Regular meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m. at the
Paulding SWCD Office (unless otherwise noted)
900 Fairground Drive Suite B, Paulding, Ohio 45879.  

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