Johnstown Independent

Pasture walk, pond clinic slated

The Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District will host a pasture walk and a pond clinic in April as part of its Conservation Learning Series.

The pasture walk will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at Flying J Farm, 5329 Van Fossen Road, Johnstown.

Dick Jensen, owner of Flying J Farm, and Patty Dyer, a Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) grassland conservationist, will lead participants through Flying J's organic-based operation and discuss forage production, sustainable pasture management and Environmental Quality Incentive Programs (EQIP).

The pond clinic will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Hartford Fair Natural Resources Area at 14028 Fairgrounds Road in Croton. Jim Kiracofe, SWCD administrator, will discuss soil types, proper placement and pond construction.

Steve Fender of Fender's Fish Hatchery will discuss pond concerns and how to stock and maintain a healthy pond.

The fee for each clinic is $5. Call the SWCD office at 740-670-5330 or email information@ For more information, visit