The Patrick County Soil and Water Conservation District sign- up period for the 2021/2022 Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practice (BMP) Cost-Share Program will end September 30, 2021.
Agricultural producers who farm in Patrick County can sign up now.
To make an appointment for a field visit, contact the Patrick SWCD office at (276) 694-2911.
The cost-share program supports the use of various practices in conservation planning to treat cropland, pastureland, and forested land, which often helps production while also contributing to the health of the waters in Patrick County. Some BMPs are paid for at a flat rate or straight per-acre rate while others are cost-shared on a percentage basis.
Because demand for cost-share assistance is great, the Patrick SWCD supports the implementation of only those plans that meet local water quality guidelines. Since some requests can’t be satisfied, priority ranking of practices will be used to make sure funds are spent wisely.