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Tecumseh Land Trust Executive Director Krista Magaw accepts her award as an Ambassador to Ohio agriculture from Robert Biggs, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture at the 11th Annual Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit last week in Columbus. (Submitted Photo)

Tecumseh Land Trust Executive Director Krista Magaw accepts her award as an Ambassador to Ohio agriculture from Robert Biggs, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture at the 11th Annual Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit last week in Columbus. (Submitted Photo)

TLT’s Magaw honored as Ambassador of Ohio Agriculture

At the Ohio Annual Farmland Preservation Summit last Thursday, Nov. 18, the Tecumseh Land Trust’s executive director Krista Magaw was named an Ambassador of Ohio Agriculture for her nearly 10 years as director of one of the state’s most successful land trusts.

She also received the honorary title, one of three ever awarded, for advising the state on farmland protection policy and championing smaller land trusts throughout Ohio.

“It was a recognition that although she serves two counties, she really helps the whole state,” said the land trust’s associate director Michele Burns.

In addition, in 2010 the Tecumseh Land Trust was Ohio’s top recipient of federal funding from the Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, according to statistics just released from the agency.

 

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The Tecumseh Land Trust applied for and received $1.2 million from the program to purchase five farm easements in Greene and Clark counties. Greene County was the largest recipient of these federal funds, at around $843,000.

See the Nov. 25 print edition of the Yellow Springs News for the full story.

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One Response to “TLT’s Magaw honored as Ambassador of Ohio Agriculture”

  1. Anne Randolph says:

    Tecumseh Land Trust is honored to have Krista Magaw as Director. Krista’s enthusiasm, leadership, knowledge and skill have made it possible for TLT to place conservation easements on over 19,000 acres of valuable, irreplaceable farmland, woods and open spaces over the past nine years. With the very talented help and hard work of TLT staff members Michelle Burns and Cathy Holcomb, Krista has enabled TLT to become the first accredited land trust in the state through the national Land Trust Alliance. None of this would have been possible without the support and generosity of the Land Trust’s loyal members, 1% for Green Space businesses, village, township, county and state governments, the state Agricultural Easement Purchase Program, local farmers and foundations, and you, the voter. Thank you all, and thank you Krista!

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