Ohio State University Extension and the USDA-NRCS soil health specialist are working together to improve soil health to improve farm profitability while increasing soil sustainability and improving the environment.  Through innovative research, demonstration,  and training/extension efforts, Ohio State University Extension and USDA-NRCS soil health specialist are starting a soil health initiative which will emphasize soil health training for farmers, gardeners,  urban clientele, and youth groups in all 88 Ohio Counties. Ohio is initiating several new soil health demonstration and research plots to demonstrate the benefits of cover crops and improved soil health.  See the MCCC website for our training curriculum and factsheets.

Ohio Cover Crop Recipe – Post Corn, Going to Soybean: Use Cereal Rye
Ohio Cover Crop Recipe – Post Soybean, Going to Corn: Use Oats/Radish 
Please scroll down to read extension publications from Ohio.


Various agencies provide cover crop services at a local level. These resources can help with technical support and answer questions from a local perspective at no cost.

Ohio Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Find your local NRCS Field Service Center

Ohio State University Extension

Find your County OSU Extension Office

Ohio Soil and Water Conservation

Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Directory

Feel free to contact your MCCC state representative for local questions and recommendations. Your MCCC state representative's contact information can be found on the State Contacts tab.

MCCC State Contact

Sarah Noggle, Extension Educator
OSU Extension- Paulding Co.
503 Fairground Dr.
Paulding, OH 45879
Phone: 419-399-8225
Website: http://paulding.osu.edu/

Other Contacts

Alan Sundermeir
OSU Extension – Wood Co.
639 S. Dunbridge Rd., Suite 1
Bowling Green, Ohio  43402
Phone  419-354-9050

Rafiq Islam
OSU South Center
1864 Shyville Rd.
Piketon, OH  45661
Phone: 740-289-2071

James Hoorman
Northeast Region NRCS- Soil Health Division- Michigan & Ohio
Phone:  419-422-5438