LEAP Program is Available Online
September 13, 2017
As Ohio livestock farmers, taking care of the environment is a top priority. The Ohio Livestock Environmental Assurance Program (LEAP) is a voluntary program to help Ohio's livestock farms take a hands-on approach in protecting the land, air and water on and around farms.
The program was founded in 1997, and previously existed only in print. The Ohio Livestock Coalition recently launched the program online to make information more easily accessible to farmers throughout the state of Ohio. As a member of the Ohio Livestock Coalition, the Ohio Dairy Producers Association supports the program and encourages all Ohio dairy farmers to visit the website at ohleap.org.
LEAP is available to all Ohio livestock farmers who are interested in taking a proactive approach in protecting Ohio farm lands, and creating an environment in which Ohio's farm community can prosper and grow. LEAP helps farmers identify and address key management issues affecting environmental quality by providing helpful evaluation tools and resources.
If you own a farm, use manure in your operations, have an issue on your farm, or are looking to expand, visit ohleap.org to find helpful tools and current legislation.