What do we mean by cost share programs or state cost share?

The goal is to get the right projects out on the land, in the right place, for the right reason. In that way, you are our provider. Your lawn, field, pasture or other canvas on which we can do conservation is central to our goals. Our job is to figure out how to make our projects, practices and programs work for you. We rely on new technologies, community-based plans, and your long-time knowledge of your land to know what projects apply and where to put them. Let's get going on implementing projects today! When we do, we will start with your interests for the field or your operation and try to find the best program later. We have cost share, financing, incentives and options where we just provide advice or connect you with the best resource.

Contact the SWCD Staff for more info today!

We can pay for no-till or strip-till for a minimum of 3 years on your fields!

We can pay for cover crops for a minimum of 3 years on your fields!

We can pay up to 75% of the cost of qualifying structural practices on your fields or in your yard. This includes in town as well!

Things like terraces, waterways, and some types of tree windbreaks can be cost shared.

We can also cost share managed drainage system for retaining and filtering water - like you see on the right!

The SWCD works with a network of engineering and technical service providers to get these projects on the ground. We work with the best in the business and government to make these projects work and work well for you!