[Article] Logan County Land Trust discusses its function

By Nate Dunham
From Peak of Ohio

The Logan County Land Trust conducted its annual meeting at the Logan County Cooperative Monday.

The land trust promotes wise land use in Logan County. The group also promotes and undertakes agricultural easements within the county. This allows individuals who either donate their land or work through various programs through the Ohio Department of Agricultural or the U.S. Department of Agricultural to place their farms in a Permanent Perpetual Agricultural Easement. Land trust monitors and looks after the land to make sure the easement is carried out.

The Logan County Land Trust monitors nine easements and holds educational events about what the land trust does and its benefits. The local land trust also promotes a photography category at the Logan County Fair.

The board elected two new directors during the meeting. Dr. Bill Verbsky and Becky Hoffman joined the board.

The local land trust will also be hosting the Directors of Farmland Preservation at the Winner Family Farm on June 3rd. The group will meet and approve the allocation of state funds to land trusts around the state. The local land trust plans to provide a Logan County-raised meal to the directors.

Joel Penhorwood was the guest speaker. He spoke about the proper way to speak to consumers about agriculture. He also talked about how agriculture has to change to meet the demands of the world. The world’s population is expected to increase by 2.6 billion people by 2050.