The Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District, is trying to get information about their programs out to Ag landowners. These programs are available for horse farms, as well as other landowners, and they are excited to work with and provide technical assistance to landowners in the equine community.
This district covers Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, and Nelson county. They offer cost share programs to farmers who are interested in implementing conservation practices. These programs help with erosion control, grazing management, and improvements to soil and water health. Some of the programs include; exclusion fencing, providing alternative watering systems, converting ag land to forest, and planting riparian buffers.
This year the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District has received $2.3 million dollars of cost share funding to work with producers and landowners, and are therefore able to offer cost share to many more interested farmers. Any farmers who are interested can go to the website https://www.tjswcd.org/ or call Lisa Hyatt at (434) 975-0224 ext 110. Feel free to contact them if you have any questions about these programs or what they do!
Agriculture Administrative and Outreach Assistant
Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District
705 Dale Ave.
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: 434-975-0224 ext. 105