Sign-ups open for farmers’ cost-share program

First Posted: 10/29/2014

ROCKINGHAM — The North Carolina Agricultural Cost Share Program is designed to help Richmond County farmers implement best management practices.

The goal of this program is to improve and conserve the quality of the soil, water and — in many cases — the air. In order to accomplish these goals, the program provides cost share funds to assist in the installation of environmentally friendly farm practices. In most instances, 75 percent of the average cost of a project is provided through the NCACSP.

There are many best management practices available through this program that reach a broad range of agricultural needs, including but not limited to conservation tillage (no till), livestock exclusion (fencing, well, pipeline), prescribed grazing, cover crops and etc.

If you have any questions or think you might be interested in applying for this program, contact the Richmond Soil and Water Conservation District at the Richmond County Agricultural Center, 123 Caroline St., Suite 3, Rockingham, or call 910-997-8244, extension 3.