Board of Supervisors Annual Election
& Banquet Dinner
GUEST SPEAKER: DAVE BRANDT, OHIO NO-TILL FARMER
The Portage SWCD strives to conserve and protect our natural resources through working with landowners to implement conservation and best management strategies across the county. We couldn’t accomplish any of these goals without our Board of Supervisors. The board is made up of respected members of the community who share in these goals. Once elected, board members serve 3 year terms in which they selflessly volunteer their time to help direct the efforts of the SWCD staff and cooperators. The annual election will be held on Thursday, September 12th at 6pm. Join us to cast your vote for the Board of Supervisors position.
Following the election will be an exciting evening that includes dinner catered by Guido’s of Ravenna, a conservation awards ceremony, and a special presentation by guest speaker Dave Brandt. Dave farms 1,150 acres in central Ohio's Fairfield County. He began no-till farming in 1971 and has been using cover crops since 1978. David has participated in yield plots for corn, soybeans and wheat into various covers and has also been planting various blends of cover crops to find out what benefits they provide to improve soil health.
Voting is open from 6pm-7:00pm.
Catered by Ravenna’s own Guido’s.
No ballots will be accepted after this time.
Dave Brandt of Walnut Creek Seeds to speak on Cover Crops.
Farmer of the Year, Teacher of the Year, 2019 Big Tree Winner, etc.
The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the Portage Soil and Water Conservation District to be held in accordance with Chapter 940 of the Ohio Revised Code. Residents or landowners, firms, and corporations that own land or occupy land in Portage County and are 18 years of age and older may vote for Supervisor. A non-resident landowner, firm, or corporation must provide an affidavit of eligibility, which includes designation of a voting representative, prior to casting a ballot. There are three ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot:
(1) At the annual meeting, which will take place September 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Garden Meeting Room at 6970 State Route 88, Ravenna, OH 44266
(2) At the SWCD office until 4:00 p.m. on September 12, 2019
(3) Vote absentee by requesting the proper absentee request forms from the SWCD office at the following address:
Portage SWCD, 6970 St. Rt, 88, Ravenna, Ohio, 44266
Absentee voting is open starting August 22, 2019
Below are the two candidates running for the open
Board of Supervisors position, Fred Rodenbucher
and Jeff Eldreth.