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Lorain County Conservation District is dedicated to serving the agricultural community of Lorain County. If we can be of any assistance, please contact our office at 440-326-5800.

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency each has a significant role in H2Ohio through the creation of wetlands, the reduction in phosphorus runoff, and access to clean drinking water and quality sewer systems.

Agricultural Pollution Abatement Program

The statewide standards for farming and animal feeding operations are found in Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 901:13-1. The purpose of these standards is to reduce pollution of waters of the state by soil sediment, animal manure and residual farm products. 

Common violations of these rules include:

  • Overflow and discharge from animal manure collection, storage or treatment facilities,

  • Manure contaminated runoff from feedlots and manure management facilities,

  • Pollution from other waste waters, such as milk house waste water or silage leachate,

  • Excessive erosion

  • Pollution occurring from the land application of manure 

  • Improper composting of animal mortality


If you have an agricultural pollution related concern please contact our office at 440-326-5800 or the ODA's APAP Administrator 614-265-6691.

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Other Resources

to help guide your vision...

 This book is intended to assist urban farmers, growers, and their advisers in managing risk and planning for the increased success and stability of their urban agriculture ventures. The information in this guidebook is for educational use. The guidebook includes introductory information about some of the regulations relevant to urban agriculture. 

Learn about:

• Open Burning

• Line Fence

• Drainage and Water

• Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV)

• Zoning and Land Use

• Eminent Domain
• Dog Laws

• Oil and Gas Leasing

• Trespassing and Landowner Liability

• Boundary Disputes, Trees, and Property Rights & More!

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