Agricultural Cost Share
Historically, Soil & Water Conservation Districts have been most well-known for their assistance to the
agricultural community. By providing technical and financial resources, Districts assist farmers in
managing their lands to protect soil and water resources, while maximizing productivity. District staff
works directly with farmers to plan and design practices, and develop farm conservation plans that
meet the needs of individual landowners. And, through a variety of funding sources, the JRSWCD
provides cost share and/or tax incentives for the installation of many of those conservation practices or
Best Management Practices.
Practices commonly implemented in our area include, but are not limited to:
planting cover crops
converting cropland to grass
converting agricultural land to permanent forest
planting riparian forest buffers
improving wildlife habitat
implementing no-till cropping systems
implementing nutrient management techniques
through nutrient management planning
To see a complete list of cost share practices and tax incentives click here.
Virginia Cost share assistance program
The Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP) is
an urban cost-share program that provides financial
incentives and technical and educational assistance to
property owners installing eligible Best Management
Practices (BMP’s) in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
These practices can be installed in areas of your yard
where problems like erosion, poor drainage, or poor
vegetation occur. Qualified sites shall be used for
residential, commercial, or recreational purposes with a
proposed practice that addresses a need.
Click HERE for a complete guide for VCAP.
Local officials, schools, community organizations
and the general public rely on the JRSWCD for
workshops, “field days”, presentations, school
events, and technical information. Classroom
presentations are available to support grade-
specific Standards of Learning (SOL), and
presentations on a variety of topics are available
for community organizations.
The JRSWCD also participates in the VASWCD
Youth concervation Camp and The Dominion
Envirothon Program. For more information on
our educational programs or how youth can be
involved in conservation, please call Brianna
Morring at (804)732-6550 or email her at