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Agricultural Cost Share Program Sign Ups

July 5th - Sep 1st

- Please contact a member of our staff for an appointment - 

Practices include: Whole Farm Approach - Nutrient Management and Cover Crops, Cropland Conversion to Grass or Trees, Livestock Stream Exclusion, Reduced/No Tillage, Legume Cover Crops, and many more. See our complete listing below for more practice information

ABOUT US

The Peanut Soil and Water Conservation District (PSWCD)  is one of forty seven conservation districts within Virginia dedicated and specilizing in conserving natural resources on agricultural lands. Together with our state (DCR) and federal partners (USDA NRCS) we strive to protect our valuable natural resources. The Peanut SWCD is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia whose boundaries are Counties of Isle of Wight, Surry, and the City of Suffolk.

OUR PROGRAMS

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VIRGINIA AGRICULTURAL COST SHARE PROGRAM

Farm Programs

The Commonwealth of Virginia along with it's 47 local Soil and Water Conservation Districts offer Cost Share funding for best management practices that conserve natural resources on agricultural lands. For a full listing of available practices click the button below.

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AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION

Farm Days and Envirothon

Our Farm Days educate local second graders about the importance of agriculture and natural resources on actual working family farms as well as the Virginia Tech Tidewater Research Farm.

 The Dominion Energy Envirothon is a statewide and national competition for high school students in a wide range of topics related to natural resources and wildlife. 

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VIRGINIA CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Residential Programs

The Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP) is an urban cost-share program that provides financial incentives and technical and educational assistance to property owners installing eligible Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Virginia’s participating Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs).
These practices can be installed in areas of your yard where problems like erosion, poor drainage, or poor vegetation occur. Qualified sites shall be used for residential, commercial, or recreational purposes with a proposed practice that addresses a need.

CONTACT

PO Box 307

Smithfield, VA 23430

Phone numbers are listed under the staff tab, above

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