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Join us for our annual Cost Share Program Rollout Meeting and an Introduction to the DCR Poultry Litter Transport Program


Where: Tidewater AREC Address: 6321 Holland Rd, Suffolk, VA 23437

When: August 17th 8am-12pm


The Virginia Agricultural Incentives Cost Share Signup is underway from July 1st to August 31st. Please contact one of our three conservation specialists for an application form and to set up an appointment. Please use one of the phone numbers listed under the staff tab above or email us. Our district office is currently moving and the new location is TBD. Staff will be more than happy to meet at our local FSA office conference room or at your farm. 


Who We Are

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



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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.


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. 


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.


PO Box 307

Smithfield, VA 23430

Phone numbers are listed under the staff tab, above

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