Conserve - Serve - Connect
In the early 1940s residents of Butler County concerned with conservation petitioned to organize a local Soil and Water Conservation District and, in May of 1942, the Butler SWCD was established.
A subdivision of the state of Ohio, the district is funded in part by the Butler County Board of Commissioners with a state match from the Ohio Department Agriculture, Division of Soil and Water Conservation. The Butler SWCD office is located in Hamilton, OH, and employs a small staff of varying backgrounds and experience. The office also houses employees of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Services Agency (FSA). Together these agencies are able to administer federal funding and cost sharing to local farmers who are implementing conservation practices on their land.
The Butler SWCD staff is directed by an independently elected Board of Supervisors and provides free urban and agricultural technical assistance and natural resource education to Butler County residents.