Opportunities for Planting Pollinators

Do you have an area that could be converted to pollinator species?  Do you have Honey Bees or enjoy seeing Monarch Butterflies? 

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has just announced that applications are being accepted until May 19th to help establish pollinators through the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP).  This program is to help with some of the cost to establish cover that will be beneficial to Honey Bees and Monarch Butterflies. 

If you are interested, please contact your local NRCS/SWCD office. For Holmes and Coshocton Counties please contact either Gina Schworm (740)-622-8087 Ext. 3 or Chuck Reynolds (330) 674-2811 Ext. 3103 to set up an appointment to complete the needed paperwork. 


Chuck is the District Conservationist for Holmes and Coshocton counties with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.  He began his career as a summer trainee in 1981 with the Soil Conservation Service and has been located in Ashland, Delaware, Harrison, and Fairfield counties prior to moving to Holmes County August of 1984.  He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture.   Chuck is married to Beth (Oswald) and resides near Berlin.  Chuck and Beth have two sons, Luke and Cole located in Columbus.  He also has a 215 acre farm in Knox County that he owns in partnership with his dad and brother. Many conservation practices have been implemented and maintained as part of the operation. Contact Chuck at 330-674-2811 or chuck.reynolds@oh.usda.gov