Contact Us

By mail and GPS directions:

3140 South State Route 100, Suite D Tiffin, Ohio 44883

By Phone: (419) 447-7073

By General Email: SenSWCD@gmail.com

By Individual Staff Email: see below

Seneca Conservation District

Seneca Conservation District 3140 South State Route 100, Suite D Tiffin, OH 448833

 Seneca Conservation District Team

Beth Diesch – Team Leader

bdiesch@conservesenecacounty.com

Serving Seneca County residents since 2000

If we don’t use our natural resources, we will die. If we don’t use our natural resources wisely, we will die. This simple, middle of the road, common sense approach to conservation is how I was born and raised. Consequently, it is now my lifestyle and is what I am passing on to my children. I have always enjoyed helping others, and this organization has been doing just that since 1949. It is an honor to be a small part of the great work and to spread our mission statement to the people of Seneca County whether they be farmers, educators, or children!  Outside of the office I am a farm wife, mother, cookie baker, Bible class teacher, and involved in my school and community events.  Bringing new ideas, enthusiasm, approaches, and connections to conservation efforts at Seneca Conservation District is what I’m good at.

Bret Margraf – Nutrient Technician & Business Leader

bmargraf@conservesenecacounty.com

Serving Seneca County residents since 2000

To quote Franklin D. Roosevelt, “A nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.”  The solution to many of our water quality issues starts with healthy soils. Soils that retain water will reduce erosion and nutrient loss, but most importantly will produce greater yields to feed a never-ending and growing population. I like being part of the solution by helping in my home area of the country. When I’m not at work I am a father, farmer, coach, and community member. My passion for promoting conservation farming is the skill I bring to Seneca Conservation District.  This is something I truly enjoy doing and I practice what I preach!

Dawn Mizen – Financial Coordinator

dmizen@conservesenecacounty.com

Serving Seneca County residents since 1997

Preserving the land for future generations is the reason I like conserving Seneca County’s natural resources.  When I’m not in the office, you will find me outside with my camera taking pictures of interesting things. The skill that I add to the office is my ability to multi-task. When the phone rings, someone walks in the door, and the copier is jammed, all at the same time, I will help!

Joe Rumschlag – Ditch Maintenance Technician

jrumschlag@conservesenecacounty.com

Serving Seneca County residents since 1997

Being part of a great team and serving others is what I value. At Seneca Conservation District, the staff and board of supervisors have proven that service and teamwork are important to them. I’m happy to be working in natural resources with such a great group of people. Away from the office, I farm, have a wife and two children, and enjoy coaching my son’s basketball team. Knowing, remembering, and caring about the people that live, farm, and work in Seneca County is the skill I bring to the office. For over 20 years, I’ve worked with many landowners and properties to apply that history and knowledge in order to help in the years ahead is what I add to the team.

Eric Eberhard – District Technician

eeberhard@senecaswcd.com

Serving Seneca County residents since 2018

If we maintain and respect the natural resources we have now, we can develop a legacy for generations to come; and they might also be inspired to do the same. As the new District Technician, I hope to use my knowledge of agronomy and AG retail to over-come the problems we are seeing with our natural resources. My pride in conservation reflects the practices on my family farm where everything is no-till and cover cropped. I really enjoy farming in Seneca County because of how adaptive the producers are. They are willing to try new things that may be outside of their comfort zone but will help make for a better tomorrow for us all.

Kendall Stucky – Farm Manager

kstucky@conserveseneccounty.com

Serving Seneca County residents since 2008

I’ve always valued topsoil and working where I live. Conserving our natural resources is important because I want to live in Seneca County for many more years and want the same for those after me. I farm 400 acres with my brother and own some racehorses. In my spare time, I enjoy racing horses, traveling, and bike riding.

Kayla Moore – Administrative Assistant & Education Coordinator

kmoore@conservesenecacounty.com

Serving Seneca County residents since 2016

I have always been very personable and spreading the knowledge of conservation is what is important to me. I work with others on outreach programs in order to better educate the people of Seneca County about conservation. In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, and spending time with my family.

Allie Sendelbach – Area Conservation Technician

asendelbach@conservesenecacounty.com

Serving Seneca County residents since 2016

I grew up in here in Tiffin catching fish and frogs out of nearby creeks. As I grew older, my love for the outdoors grew with me, and I knew I wanted to pursue a career in conservation. I have traveled our country to Colorado, Alaska, and Arizona working with conservation; ultimately, I have decided to return to Tiffin where I call home. My deep understanding of conservation and ability to communicate it with others is what I bring to the Seneca Conservation District. When I am not at work, I enjoy hiking, fishing, reading, playing tennis, swimming, and taking my dog to the dog park!

Mandy Brause – NRCS Program Assistant

mbrause@conservesenecacounty.com

Serving Seneca County residents since 2016

Being part of something bigger has always been a driving force that motivates me in life. Finding ways to inspire people to realize the reward and satisfaction that results from working cooperatively toward a common goal is exciting for me. I genuinely enjoy the way of life that family operated farming provides, and I enjoy fostering those values in a professional setting. Outside of the office I enjoy countless activities, especially anything outside and family oriented. My adaptability and ambition to implement innovative ways to help the farmers and public of Seneca County with the future visions for conservation is my best asset to Seneca Conservation District.

Morgan Scheffler – MNM Specialist

mscheffler@conservesenecacounty.com

Serving Seneca County residents since 2016

“Land, then, is not merely soil; it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants, and animals.” -Aldo Leopold. Livestock production has always been a passion of mine. I come from a family farm of raising livestock and grain, and I am also an alumni of The Ohio State University-Agricultural Technical Institute with a major in Livestock Production and Management. Being able to share my knowledge that I have gained through experience as well as from the classroom is something I really enjoy. My focus at Seneca Conservation District is helping livestock producers with nutrient management. In my free time, I enjoy going to tractor pulls, hanging out with my family and friends, attending country concerts/fairs, and showing cattle.

Ann Cramer – MNM Assistant

acramer@conservesenecacounty.com

Serving Seneca County residents since 2016

I work with Morgan as the Manure Nutrient Management assistant and assist with helping livestock producers with nutrient management. Here at the Seneca Conservation District, my greatest strength is my ability to cooperate and work with everyone in the office as a team player. In my free time, I enjoy playing piano, golfing, and painting furniture.

Sarah Schott – Communication Trainee

sschott@conservesenecacounty.com

Serving Seneca County residents since 2016

Conservation is not the preservation of resources. Rather, it is the using of our resources in such a manner that the resources will still exist for future generations. Some places are meant to be preserved, but here in Seneca County our resources are meant to be used through farming, hunting, fishing, and such. As a child, I was taught conservation through hunting and fishing. Because of this, my love for the outdoors is very great and my passion to share it with others is even greater. Through our outreach program, my goal is to share my knowledge of the outdoors with others in order to improve their conservation practices. As a college student studying natural resource management, I hope to bring to the SCD Team fresh knowledge of our natural resources through my communication skills.

Board of Supervisors

Joe Steyer – President

I have been leading Seneca Conservation District from Pleasant Township for seven years now. My passion here at SCD is making sure the residents of Seneca County are given numerous opportunities and have the option to receive assistance to obtain those opportunities. As a group, we have moved the District forward, built it for the present, and positioned it for the short and long term by having good people in place and allowing them to do thier respective jobs. When I am not promoting conservaiton here at SCD, I enjoy watching college and pro sports as well as my son’s various activites.

Chris Schimpf – Vice Chairman

In 2007, I was elected to serve from Bloom Township on the Seneca Conservation District Board. I have also been on the Board of Directors for Area 1 of the Ohio Federation of Soil & Water (OFSWCD) since 2009.

 

 

 

Roger Fruth – Secretary   

I have been a member of the Seneca Conservation District Board since 2012 from Hopewell Township.

 

 

 

 

Joe Kimmet – Fiscal Agent

I was elected to serve on the Seneca Conservation District Board in 2011. Being born and raised here in Liberty Township, I know the importance of our land here in Seneca County. During my two terms at SCD, I have brought my knowledge of conservation and cover crops and have enjoyed watching the cover crops program thrive. I love spending time with my family and fixing equipment.

 

NRCS Staff

Kelby Fetter – Soil Conservationist

kelby.fetter@oh.usda.gov

I work with anything that has to do with EQIP, CSP, and CRP. My technical and planning skills are what makes me a great asset to this team. Outside of work, I enjoy playing the guitar and spending time in the outdoors while fly fishing.

 

Chris Corgan – Resource Soil Conservationist

chris.corgan@oh.usda.gov

I love working in conservation because everyone and everything benefits- profit margins improve while soil and water quality improves. In working with the Conservation Farm Bill programs, I get to work with landowners to ensure the best for them and their resources. My commiment to sustainable agriculture is what I bring to the SCD team. When I am not at work, I enjoy restoring or repurposing “old” things to new!

Clint Geldine – 

clint.geldine@oh.usda.gov

Serving Seneca County residents since 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Pheasant Forever Staff

Derek Benner – Ohio Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist

dbenner@pheasantsforever.org

Serving Seneca County residents since 2018

“A reasoning being would lose his reason, in attempting to account for the great phenomena of nature. ” -George Washington

As the Ohio Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist for Seneca, Crawford, Huron, and Richland County, my goal is to use my knowledge and willingness to work with others to ensure this “great phenomena of nature” is preserved for future generations. In my free time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends and family. My favorite thing about being a part of the farming community in Seneca County is seeing the farmers and local staff working together to meet the needs of the community and wildlife!

Seneca Conservation District on Instagram

  • The best way to predict the future is to create
  • These SenecaCountyOhio farmers are cover croppers! They were together tonight
  • Hanging out with farm families who are passionate about covercrops
  • Chatting tonight with these Lions about LakeErie So thankful for
  • How many caterpillars have you raised to butterflies this year?
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