Four people are running for two open seats on the Auglaize Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors.
Incumbents John Schwarck, of Wapakoneta, and Ron Wilker, of St. Marys, are up against two newcomers for the open spots on the five-member board.
Challenging Schwarck and Wilker are Brett Fledderjohann, of St. Marys, and Bob Little, of Wapakoneta.
In a press release, Little said he believes soil conservation plays an important role in agriculture production and that he wants to promote practices that retain the soil while building its productivity by improving organic matter in the soil.
When asked what important issues are facing the SWCD, Little said conserving soil by retaining crop cover and improving drainage are crucial.
“Conserving the soil is one of the most important aspects facing agriculture production in west central Ohio,” he said. “By retaining crop cover, the soil is protected from some of the damage done by erosion. Improving surface and subsurface draining helps to produce profitable crops. A system of surface and tile drainage can lead to improved crop stands and improved yields.”
For the full story, see the Tuesday, Aug. 5 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.