North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program (NCACSP)
This is a state-funded program that reimburses farmers for the cost of installing conservation practices that improves water quality on their land. Landowners may be reimbursed up to 75% of a set cost for installation of conservation practices. The program also provides incentive payments for a limited number of practices, which are to encourage the adoption of the practice. All of the program practices are considered to be Best Management Practices (BMP’s) for controlling erosion, animal waste and protecting water quality. Landowners must have an approved contract and Conservation Plan on the enrolled acres in order to be reimbursed for Best Management Practices (BMP’s).
For more information about the NCACSP visit http://www.enr.state.nc.us/DSWC/pages/agcostshareprogram.html
Soil and Water Conservation District Education Programs
The Soil and Water Department provides many educational programs and activities to the public schools of Scotland County. Those activities include poster contest, the Envirothon Program, Earth Day Presentations, Soil Presentations, teacher workshops, and Arbor Day. We also sponsor “Environmental Field Days” for the middle schools of Scotland County.