The next meeting of the Guilford Soil & Water Conservation district will be October 3rd, At 9:00AM at the Guilford Ag Center Conference Room.

The Soil and Water Conservation Section supports the Guilford County Soil and Water Conservation District, and agency that deal with soil erosion and water quality problems. The district provides technical assistance to landowners and educational programs on soil and water quality. The district also administers a State program that provides cost share funds to farmers and landowners with water quality problems to install Best Management Practices on their farms.

Conservation Programs and Services:

Agricultural Water Resources Assistance Program (AgWrap)
A voluntary program designed to help identify opportunities to increase water use efficiency, availability and storage. Its purpose is to encourage the use of Best Management Practices (BMP’s) to conserve and protect water resources. This program provides cost share and incentive payments for conservation measures that improve water use efficiency while increasing water storage and availability for agriculture purposes.
NC AgWRAP Application – click here
NC AgWRAP Best Practices – here

North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program (NCACSP)
A voluntary program designed to encourage the use of Best Management Practices (BMP’s) for agricultural production. This program provides cost share and incentive payments for conservation measures that improve water quality.
NCACSP Application – click here
NCACSP Best Practices – click here

Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP)
A voluntary, incentive-based program designed to improve water quality through the installation of various BMP’s on urban, suburban and rural lands, not directly involved in agricultural production. This program provides cost share and technical assistance for the installation of stormwater best management practices on non-agricultural land.
NCCCAP Application – click here

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
To provide a voluntary conservation program for farmers and ranchers that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as reauthorized in the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill). For more information call the Greensboro Service Center NRCS Office at 336-375-5401 x 3

Voluntary Agricultural District Program
Landowners voluntarily commit to enhance the identity of their agriculture community by encouraging the voluntary preservation and protection of farmland from non-farm development. This is a voluntary, free program for farm owners of 20 acres of forestland, 10 contiguous acres of farmland and 5 acres of horticultural land.

VAD EVAD Application – click here

Guilford VAD Informational Brochure – click here

2011 VAD Ordinance – click here

District No-Till Drill

  • The Guilford Soil and Water Conservation District invites you to participate in the effort to conserve our natural resources and aid in the prevention of soil loss in our county by renting our no-till drill.
  • The 5.5 foot drill is best used for pasture reseeding and can be rented for $10/acre with a minimum rental rate of $30.

Weed Wiper

  • The district now has a fully operational Weed Wiper at the rental rate of $50.00 first day and $30 for each successive day;  to be used by the user/lessee for the purpose of controlling weed competition in hay, cropland and pastureland. (RENTAL MINIMUM COST is $50.00)
  • Call the Jamey Walker to find out more information or to check availability (O) 336.641.2443 (C) 336.207.8694
  • The district ca provide technical services in planning and/or, where required, certifying land treatments/conservation practices on the farm or field being treated by the land user/lessee.
  • The Weed Wiper is an efficient tool for using minimal amounts of herbicide chemicals while saving money and time.
  • The District is available to offer technical advice for planning land treatments, conservation practices and  other best management  practices being considered on the land user/lessee’s property.

RESOURCE INFORMATION:
• Soil Survey

We have other cost-share programs which are under USDA-NRCS and can be found on the following website: www.nc.nrcs.usda.gov

For more information please contact us:
Main Office (336)641-2440 (O) (336)641-2441 (F)
District Soil Technician, Jamey Walker (336)641-2443 (O) (336)207-8694 (M) jwalker1@guilfordcountync.gov
Soil Conservationist, Millie Langley (336)641-2442 mlangle@guilfordcountync.gov
Education Coordinator, Kyleene Rooks (336)641-2444 (O) (336)279-6122 (M) krooks@guilfordcountync.gov