The Clean OhioAgricultural Easement Purchase Programprovides funding to assist landowners and communities in preserving Ohio's farmland, our most vital resource.
Ohio's fertile soils have always been essential to feeding a growing population, and are also called upon to meet a booming demand for renewable energy. At the same time, nearby competing land uses often exert incredible pressures upon these farms to convert to
Farmland protection activities not only ensure that the scenic views and heritage of Ohio's countryside are maintained for future generations, but they also benefit our environment and provide critical habitat for local wildlife populations. The Clean Ohio program also helps family farms transition to the next generation and protects the economic foundation of Ohio's largest industry.