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.
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.
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.
Knox Porteus, Vice Chairman
Knox Porteus and his wife, Beccy, have three children and live on Otsego Avenue in Coshocton. Knox, in partnership with his father, Blair, and brother, Brent, farm in Franklin and Linton Townships. The farming operation consists of corn, soybeans and beef cattle.
In December of 1981, Knox became a cooperator with the Coshocton SWCD. In May of 1988, a conservation plan was developed. In 1967, the Porteus Farm was awarded Coshocton County Outstanding Conservation Farm Award.
Conservation practices on the farm include crop rotation, conservation tillage, contour strip cropping, tile drainage, spring developments, heavy use feeding pads and pasture management.
Knox is a member of Grace United Methodist Church and is a 4-H Advisor and Trustee of the Walhonding Valley Farmers. Knox has served as a Coshocton SWCD Supervisor since 1987. Knox also serves as Area 3 Director
for the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
Adrian Garber, Secretary
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.
Garry Derr, Fiscal Agent
Garry Derr and his wife, Teresea, farm in partnership with his brother, Kenny, in Linton Township. They have three children and six grandchildren.
The farming operation consists of corn and hay with the main enterprise being dairy cattle. In July 1959, the Derr's became cooperators with the Coshocton SWCD, and a conservation plan and comprehensive nutrient management plan were developed for the farm.
Conservation practices on the farm include tile drainage, spring developments, minimum till corn, pasture management, FGD heavy use feeding pad, milkhouse irrigation system and a roofed manure storage facility. The Derr Family won the Coshocton Outstanding Conservation Farm Award in 1985.
Garry is a member of the Plainfield Grange, Plainfield United Methodist Church, the Dairy Farmers of America, and has been a Coshocton SWCD Supervisor since 2001.
David Lapp, Treasurer
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.