Soil & Water Conservation Assistance
Technical Assistance includes, but is not limited to, the following issues: drainage, erosion, soils information, and water quality issues. Specific programs include:
Agricultural Technical Assistance
Assistance is available for design and layout of Best Management Practices (BMPs) on agricultural lands. Some practices are applicable for cost-share financial assistance.
Drainage: Recommendations are offered for agricultural lands as well as individual home sites.
General Conservation Planning
Technical assistance is also available for general conservation planning for agricultural lands with resource concerns. Financial assistance may be applicable for best management practices meeting Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) specifications.
Pasture & Hayland Establishment and Management
Recommendations are offered for crop selection. Crop selection is based upon soil types, drainage, climate, and intended use of crop.
Pork Producer Technical Assistance
Assistance is available to help pork producers continue to meet the Requirements of 0200 Laws.
U.S.D.A. Farm Bill Compliance
Compliance assistance is available to agricultural producers with highly erodible land (HEL) and wetland (Swampbuster) provision of the 1985 Food Security Act as amended by the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 3801 et.seq.) and the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 and wetlands requirements of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (e.g., wetlands delineation). Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) makes HEL and wetland determinations, and helps land users develop and implement conservation plans to comply with the law.
Wildlife Habitat Management
Site evaluations are conducted, and recommendations might include, but not be limited to, development of vegetation, area uses. In some instances, financial assistance may be applicable.