As used in this chapter:
(B) "Best management practices" means the engagement of agricultural production and management, including practices such as manure handling, tillage, forestry management, and similar practices, in a manner that is generally accepted in the agriculture industry and that is approved by any of the following:
(1) The United States department of agriculture;
(2) The natural resources conservation service in the United States department of agriculture;
(3) The department of agriculture;
(4) A soil and water conservation district established under Chapter 940. of the Revised Code;
(5) With respect to organic or sustainable production methods, a conservation professional whom the director of agriculture approves as having expertise in those methods.
(C) "Contiguous farmland" means any of the following:
(1) Geographically contiguous property used for agriculture;
(2) Noncontiguous property used for agriculture that is owned by one person and connected by a right-of-way that the person controls and to which the public does not have access;
(3) Two or more pieces of property used for agriculture that would be geographically contiguous but for the fact that the property is separated by a public or private right-of-way or rights-of-way or by rivers, streams, creeks, or other bodies of water.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 1/1/2016.
Effective Date: 05-18-2005