The Kentucky Soil and Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program was created in 1994 by the Kentucky General Assembly to help agricultural operations protect the soil and water resources of the Commonwealth.
This program provides annual cost share funds to be administrated by conservation districts with priority given to animal waste related problems and agricultural district participants where pollution problems have been identified.
Funding for this program comes from the Kentucky Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. Funding for practices will be approved by the Soil and Water Conservation Commission at the Kentucky Division of Conservation, located in Frankfort, based on an established statewide ranking system.
As in the past years, the applications will be ranked according to Agricultural Districts and applicants that have their Agriculture Water Quality Plans on file with their local conservation district.
Several, programs available are: Agriculture Waste Control Facilities, Animal Waste Utilization, Closure of Agricultural Waste Impoundment, Heavy Use Area Protection, Rotational Grazing System Establishment, Stream Crossing, Streambank Stabilization, Sinkhole Protection, Water Well Protection, Pesticide Containment Facilities, Cropland Erosion Control Systems, Pasture & Hayland Strips, Riparian Area Protection, Ag Waste Facility for Cattle, Pasture Renovation, Rotational Grazing/Water Supply, and Heavy Use Area.
For more information stop by the conservation district local office located at 253 C Hopkinsville Road, Russellville, Ky. 42276 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or call 270-726-1371.