Program sign-up continues

Published 12:09 am Friday, December 23, 2011

The Beaufort Soil and Water Conservation District will accept applications for cost-share assistance through the North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program through Jan. 13, 2012.

Several conservation practices are available under the program. Some of these include three-year conservation tillage, long-term no-till (a five-year commitment), precision nutrient management, water-control structures, animal-waste management, incinerators for dead-animal disposal and lagoon closures.

The purpose of the cost share program is to assist landowners/operators with the installation of best-management practices that help to decrease the amount of sediment and nutrients entering surface waters and groundwater.

To apply for cost-share assistance, landowners/operators may stop by the district’s office located at 155 Airport Road in Washington. For additional cost share information, please call 252-946-4989, extension 3.