Who is Eligible?
If you are a landowner or renter of an existing agricultural operation that has been operating for more than three years, you are eligible to participate in the North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program.
The North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program is successful because of the grassroots efforts of your local soil and water conservation district. Your district works with agricultural landowners and renters to:
The division provides administrative and technical assistance to districts. The division gives final approval to cost share contracts and processes requests for payments to farmers participating in the program.
How does the program work?
Submit an application with our office, then the applications are ranked based on resource concerns identified in the county. Applicants can be reimbursed up to 75 percent of a predetermined average cost for each BMP installed. The applicant is responsible for 25 percent of the costs. This may include the use of existing material and labor.
The Wilkes Soil and Water Conservation District prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities based on race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age disability, political beliefs, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited basis applies to all programs.) Wilkes SWCD is an equal opportunity provider and employer.