Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District
  SWCD Supervisors  
  Greg Waters, Chairman
David Lapp, Vice Chairman
Beth Mullen, Secretary
Kristy Leindecker, Fiscal Agent
Adrian Garber, Treasurer


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Coshocton SWCD Supervisors are elected by county residents to a
three year term to protect Coshocton County's natural resources.

Meet the 2016 SWCD Board of Supervisors


L-R - Beth Mullen, Adrian Garber, Kristy Leindecker, David Lapp, Greg Waters

2016 Supervisors

Greg Waters, Chairman

  Greg and his wife Jenny Waters have two children and live in West Lafayette. He farms with his parents, Wendell and Marcia, in Oxford and Lafayette Townships.  They raise corn, soybeans and swine.

Conservation practices used at Wen Mar Farms include surface drainage, tile, manure storage facility and buffer strips. The Waters became cooperators with the Coshocton SWCD in 1970 and developed a conservation plan.

Greg graduated from The Ohio State University in December of 2001 with a degree in Animal Sciences. Greg is a former President of the Ridgewood FFA and received State and American FFA degrees. He is a member of the Isleta United Methodist Church.  Greg has served as a Supervisor since 2005.

David Lapp, Vice Chairman
David Lapp and his wife, Alana, farm in partnership with David's parents, Warren and Dorothy Lapp, in Bethlehem Township. They have three children and three grandchildren.

Their operation consists of corn, soybeans and wheat. The Lapp's have been cooperators with the Coshocton SWCD since 1958 and operate with conservation plans on their farms.

Conservation practices on their farms include tile drainage, waterways and minimum and no-till corn and soybeans.

David is a member of the River View School Board, Farm Bureau Association, Keene United Methodist Church and has served as Coshocton SWCD Supervisor since 1994.

Beth Mullen, Secretary

Beth Mullen and her husband, Cole, have 1 daughter and live in Franklin Township.  Beth and her family farm with her grandfather, father, sister, and uncle operating Blair Porteus and Sons, raising corn, soybeans, hay, beef cattle, and contract hog feeding.  Conservation practices utilized on the farm include no-till planting, tile drainage, spring developments, contour strips, sod waterways, comprehensive nutrient management plan, and cover crops. 

Beth is the Plant Environmental Coordinator at AEP Conesville Generating Facility and Residual Waste Landfill.  With the importance of water quality issues today and the value of the conservation efforts that local producers utilize to protect our water resources, the local SWCD board can be a valuable resource in those efforts.  Beth feels the opportunity to be a part of those efforts and the many other objectives of the board would be a privilege and great learning experience. 

Beth is a Farm Bureau member, FFA Alumni, 4-H Advisor, and is a member of the Presbyterian Church and Ohio Cattleman’s Association.  Beth has served as a Supervisor since 2016.

Kristy Leindecker, Fiscal Agent
Kristy Leindecker moved to Coshocton County in 1997, growing up in Butler County and attending Lakota High School.  She married Brian in 1996, and they live on the family farm in White Eyes Township.  Kristy and Brian have two sons; Keith who is 15 and Marcus who is 10. 

The Leindecker Farm has been a cooperator of the Coshocton SWCD since 1981, installing tile drainage and a grassed waterway as part of the Conservation Reserve Program.

Kristy has been co-owner of the Garden Patch Greenhouse on County Road 10 for the past 13 years, with the Greenhouse contributing as a Coshocton SWCD Affiliate Member since 2005.  She graduated from OSU-Agricultural Technical Institute in 1995, majoring in Greenhouse Production and Management.  Kristy volunteers for the Coshocton Is Blooming (CIB) Committee.  She and her family are members of the Fresno Bible Church, where she is an Awana leader and janitor.  Kristy has been a Coshocton SWCD Supervisor since 2014.

Adrian Garber, Treasurer
Adrian Garber operates the family farm in partnership with his brother, Art, in Crawford Township near Baltic. Crops grown include no-till corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa. The Garber's have been cooperators with the Coshocton SWCD since 1967.

Conservation practices installed and maintained on the farm include crop rotation, no-till planting, contour farming, contour strip-cropping, tile drainage, spring developments, grassed waterway, manure storage facility and critical area seeding. Adrian and Art Garber received the Coshocton County Outstanding Conservation Farm Award for 2001.

Adrian serves on the Central Committee for the Republican Party of Crawford Township and is Secretary/Treasurer for the Halifax Ridge Cemetery. Adrian has served as Coshocton SWCD Supervisor since 2003.

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