Grand Lake St. Marys restoration efforts are promising, but it’s going to take time to significantly improve water quality, according to an article by Fox 45’s Christian Hauser.

Early data suggests that changes in farming practices, such as following nutrient management plans and strategic manure application, can reduce nutrient load into the lake.

It’s truly amazing to see the changes the farmers have made in the last ten years. I can say when I first started there is a complete difference in the attitude and the practices of the farmers and I wish everyone could see that change that I see because it’s really been tremendous.Theresa Dirksen, Ag Solutions Coordinator