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Lake County, Ohio - Soil & Water Conservation District

Agriculture

    For over 60 years, soil and water districts have been working with the agriculture industry to conserve and protect soil resources.  Lake SWCD continues that tradition by providing technical advice and assistance for owners of agricultural lands, and promoting local agricultural-based businesses.  We are also working to protect the unique vineyard growing region of Northeast Ohio through education, conservation and sustainability of the industry.

    Nurseries and produce farms account for much of the agricultural land use in Lake County, which is consistently one of the highest ranked counties in Ohio in terms of income from agriculture.  Vineyards are an appealing sight along the Grand River.

    Lake SWCD partnered with other agencies to assess the economic impacts of the agricultural industries in Lake County between 2007 and 2013.  Click on the links below to view the individual reports.

    Agriculture's Economic Impact in Lake County Ohio, Executive Summary, July 2014

    Cost of Community Services Study for Madison Village and Township, Lake County, Ohio, March 2008

    The Northeast Ohio Grape and Wine Economic Impact Study, November 2008

    Results of the Lake County Nursery Industry Survey, December 2009
    Executive Summary

    Economic Impact Analysis of the Crop and Livestock Industries in Lake County, Ohio for the Lake County Soil & Water Conservation District, February 2013

    Economic Impact Analysis of the Crop, Livestock, Viticulture, and Horticulture Industries in Lake County, Ohio for the Lake County Soil & Water Conservation District, August 2013