Monday, April 27, 2009

Sign-Up for N.C. Agricultural Cost Share

If you would like to sign-up for the NC Ag Cost Share Program the District will be taking applications from July 1-July 31 2009. Call or come by the office to fill out an application and set up a time to meet on your farm and discuss how the program can benefit your operation while improving water quality in Buncombe County. Conservation practices that can be cost-shared include: animal waste management systems, cropland conversion to grass, livestock watering tanks (with stream protection measures), conservation tillage, filter strips, stream bank stabilization, critical area treatment or establishment of vegetation on bare areas, riparian buffers, agrichemical handling facilities, and several others. If you want more information, call the District office at 250-4785. Please call in time to get your application to us before the deadline. It only takes a few minutes to complete the application form. Forms can be mailed to you and accepted for consideration if they are received back in our office by July 31, 2009.

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.