About the District

The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District was formed in 1947. The District is a legally organized political subdivision of the State of Ohio that is governed by a volunteer Board of Supervisors elected by Ross County residents. Ross SWCD assists landowners with the planning and implementation of conservation practices.

Services Available

Free Conservation Assistance

Evaluate, Survey and Design Conservation Practices

Pasture/Hayland Management

Provide Assistance for Conservation Practices through the Farm Bill

Drill Rental

$9 per acre ($100 minimum)

7' Great Plains Drill Seeder for Rent

Geotextile Fabric

$1 per foot

Ground Stabilization Fabric

12.5' wide

(360' per roll)

Dibble Bar and Soil Test Probe

Tree Planting Dibble Bar to Loan Out at No Cost

Good Quality Soil Test Probe to Loan Out at No Cost


(prices subject to policy)

Various Specialized Maps

Free Site Evaluations

Home Site Evaluations

Pond Site Evaluations and Design Advice

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Brice Acton
Mike Anderson
Rick Hurtt
Greg Ramsey
Pam Snyder

The District is always recruiting public service minded individuals to serve on the volunteer Board of Supervisors. Please click on the PDF icon below to download a brochure about the Ross Soil and Water Conservation District and the role of supervisors. If you are interested in running for supervisor, please contact the district by calling 740-772-4110 (and press 116 when system answers) or email District Administrator Bob Neal at admin@rosscountyswcd.org


Bob Neal - District Administrator
JT Flowers - Wildlife/Engineering Tech
Ben Givens - Urban/Engineering Tech
​​​​Chris Pancake - District Engineering Tech
​​Greg Rouse - GIS Coordinator

Mission Statement

To provide leadership and education to the public for the stewardship of natural resources.

Vision Statement

To be recognized as the leader in Ross County promoting innovative and responsible stewardship of natural resources to enhance the quality of life.

Public Meeting Notice

All Ross Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors meetings are held at 8:00 a.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Ross County Service Center at 475 Western Avenue in Chillicothe, Ohio.

If you would like to receive notices about special meetings, meeting topics or time and date changes for regular meetings, please contact the district administrator by mail, phone or email:

475 Western Ave Suite H
Chillicothe, OH 45601

740-772-4110 ext. 116