The Seneca Conservation District would love to have any student inquiring about an agriculture or conservation job for a visit! Our Team has many different aspects and works with many different people. From checking farmer’s fields to teaching school programs, if you want to explore conservation we have something for you! Of course there are many different people to meet at our office! Here are a few!
Beth Diesch (Team Leader)- If you are looking to watch how a group of people work together, follow Beth around for a day! Beth does anything from organizing programs to talking with farmers about the different ways they can in cooperate conservation on their farm. She always plays a major part in all of the events that go on with the Seneca Conservation District.
Bret Margraf (Nutrient Management Technician)- Bret’s main focus is to communicate with the farmers. He frequently talks with farmers about cover crops and leads discussions on how we can better manage our nutrients by reducing erosion and nutrient loss. He works with farmer’s to improve their yield and soils.
Collin Warrick (District Technician & Wildlife Specialist)- Collin can be found doing a variety of things from day to day. Mainly, he works with local farmers to assist in making their fields & crops better through water control structures, grassed waterways, & sometimes wetland construction. Wildlife-wise, Collin is in charge of a majority of the maintenance at Miller Farm and events such as the mobility impaired deer hunt, muzzleloader hunt, & rabbit hunt.
Shelli Stockmeister (W.L.E.B. District Technician for Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, & Wood Counties)- Shelli is always out doing different things in the different counties! Usually she is in the office working on outreach information on Senate Bill 1 or Nutrient Management Plans. Other times Shelli can be found in the fields collecting soil samples or helping with surveys for NRCS.
Whether it is only an hour, day, or a semester project, we would love to have you visit our office! If you are interested in visiting our office contact us at (419) 447-7073!
I have enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors my entire life. My enjoyment of writing, reading, and teaching others leads me to want to share my passions of the environment. I have also found conservation to be very important and I am well aware of how important conservation choices are! Through my work with the District, I like to deliver information that is helpful, inspiring, and challenging for our readers to make even better conservation choices of all our natural resources!