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Pollinator Habitat Application - 10/1/15
posted by: Jennifer Gilbert

Pollinator Habitat

1.  Provide food and habitat for pollinators to help them thrive.

2.  Increases production per acre in farming situations.

3.  In the wild, biodiversity increases and wildlife food sources increase

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Producer Information - 10/1/15
posted by: Jennifer Gilbert
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Landowner Lease Agreement - 7/28/14
posted by: Celeste Williamson
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W9 Form - 7/15/14
posted by: Celeste Williamson
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Agricultural Enhancement Program for 2015 - 2016 - 7/10/14
posted by: Jennifer Gilbert

The Guyan Conservation District will offer:

9 programs which will include the Lime program

BMP’s for July 1, 2015 - June 1, 2016:         

 

  1. Cover Crop
  2. Frost Seeding
  3. Heavy Use Protection
  4. Invasive Species
  5. Lime – Pasture, Pasture/Hay, Hay or Cropland (agricultural producers)
  6. Urban Agriculture
  7. Nutrient Management
  8. Pollinator Habitat
  9. Roof Runoff Management

 

Limited to Lime and 2 additional practices per year

If cooperator is a first time participant, the cooperator may choose one (1) program for a 75% cost share reimbursement.

All practices require sign up as cooperator and a farm map to be provided by the cooperator to district.

An IRS for 1099 will be issued by the district if the reimbursed amount is $600.00 or more.  

Applicants are required to complete IRS for W-9 at the time they complete application for any practice.

Spot checks will be under the authority of the Conservation District.

Payment will be processed and issued to the cooperator within 30 – 45 days of receipt of invoices from the cooperator and verification of practice completion by the Conservation District Board.

If land is leased, a copy of the lease agreement must be provided.

Applications WILL NOT carry over to the next fiscal year.   The application will be canceled and the cooperator will have to reapply for approval.

Cover CropMaximum of 50 acres/year/farm. Maximum reimbursement of $30.00 per acre.  Not to exceed $1,500.  Practices must be certified complete by November 15 2015.

Purpose

 

  1. Reduce erosion from wind and water.
  2. Increase soil organic matter content.
  3. Capture and recycle or redistribute nutrients in the soil profile.
  4. Promote biological nitrogen fixation.
  5. Increase biodiversity and enhance habitat for pollinators
  6. Weed suppression.
  7. Provide supplemental forage.
  8. Soil moisture management.
  9. Reduce particulate emissions into the atmosphere.
  10. Minimize and reduce soil compaction.

 

 Requirements

 

  1. The cooperator will complete an application provided by Guyan Conservation District.
  2. Applicant will indicate the field or areas to be planted and acreage requested on the application and verified by GCD AEP committee or its’ designee.
  3. NRCS standards that may apply to this practice: 340 Cover Crop 

 

Frost Seeding:  $ 20.00 per acre with a maximum of 50 acres/year. Maximum cost-share for this practice shall be $1,000.00

Purpose

 

  1. Improve or maintain livestock nutrition and or health.
  2. Provide or increase forage supply during periods of low forage production.
  3. Reduce soil erosion.
  4. Improve soil and water quality

 

 Policies

 

  1. Current soil test must come from a certified laboratory. The WVU laboratory is preferred.
  2. A soil test is considered current if it is less than (3) three years of the date the practice is requested.
  3. Soil test pH must be greater than or equal to 6 to be eligible.
  4. Field must contain less than 30% legumes (To be verified by GCD AEP designee)
  5. Field cannot be under any other USDA cost share contract for this practice.
  6. Practice shall be completed between February1 to March 1.
  7. All participants shall follow supplemental info provided upon approval.
  8. Must be signed up as a CD cooperator.

 

 Heavy Use Protection AreaFlat rate .87 square foot with a 1000 SF limit. Maximum cost share of $870.00

Purpose

 

  1. To manage erosion and compaction around heavy use areas where livestock congregate.
  2. Improve soil and water quality

 

 Policy

 

  1. Eligible areas will exhibit significant erosion/compaction and could include: watering troughs, livestock travel corridors, and    gate entries.
  2. Field cannot be under any other USDA cost share contract for this practice.
  3. All participants shall follow approved engineering design upon approval.
  4. Must be signed up as a CD cooperator.
  5. 90 Day Performance

 

 Invasive Species:  Flat rate of $ 100 / brush acre, Maximum of 5 brush acres. Not to exceed $500.

 Purpose

 

  1. Provide incentive for the control of invasive species on pasture, hay land and woodland in West Virginia practice is $500 (5 brush acres x $100/brush acre)

 

Requirement

 

  1. The cooperator will complete an application provided by Guyan Conservation District.
  2. Applicant will indicate the field or areas to be treated and acreage requested on the application and verified by GCD AEP committee or its’ designee.
  3. Applicants will select the method of treatment (biological, mechanical, foliage spraying, stump treatment, basal bark or combination of methods). If known, the type of herbicide to be used must be identified.  NRCS Standard 314 – Brush Management will be used.
  4. Class VII land (and above) is NOT eligible.
  5. Chemical application will follow manufacturer’s label. Operations will comply with local, state, and federal laws and ordinances.
  6. Refer to WVU Extension publication: Control of Autumn Olive, Multiflora Rose, and Tartarian Honeysuckle chemical information or contact your WVU Extension Agent for more information on chemicals.

 

Lime:  Cost share rate is a flat rate of $30.00 per ton, not to exceed 50 acres/year/farm.  Not to exceed $4,500.

Purpose

 

  1. To improve soil structure, better soil tilth, reduce erosion, and increase the production of grassland.
  2. Provide incentive for the maintenance of hayland and pasture land.
  3. Provide soil and watershed protection by increasing plant vigor and vitality therefore aiding in the reduction of erosion on grassland.

 

 Requirements

 

  1. Cost-sharing is authorized for applying necessary lime for the maintenance of permanent grasses or legumes.
  2. Care must be given to protect water quality during and after application.
  3. Current soil test must come from a certified laboratory. The WVU laboratory is preferred.
  4. A soil test is considered current if it is less than (3) three years of the date the practice is requested.
  5. Lime must meet state agriculture registration requirements in order to be approved.   
  6. After (3) three years the initial acreage is eligible for re-application.
  7. Per soil test result, pH must be 6.0 or below to be eligible.
  8. Practice must be completed and invoice submitted within 90 days from date of letter of approval.

 

Micro Ag:  75% cost share rate.  Not to exceed $300.00.

Rain Barrels:  GCD will reimburse 75% of the expense of a commercially produced rain barrel once it has been installed as per the manufacturer’s instructions.

Raised BedsGCD will reimburse 75% of the expense of commercially produced raised bed for vegetable gardening including soil and mulch.

Composting Structures: GCD will reimburse 75% of the expense of a commercially produced composting structure once it has been installed as per the manufacturer’s instructions.

 Purpose:

 

  1. Provide agricultural assistance to landowners interested in vegetable gardening.
  2. Provide soil and watershed protection by storm water management and soil erosion reduction.
  3. Encourage locally grown foods.
  4. Requirements
  5. Applicant must be the land owner.
  6. Apply this practice to land that needs maintenance, improvement or protection. This will be with the recommendation of the GCD Ag   EP Committee.
  7. Care must be given to protect water/soil quality during and after application.

 

Nutrient Management: 75% cost share rate with a maximum of 50 acres / farm / year.  Not to exceed $5,000.

Purpose

 

  1. Provide incentive for the maintenance of grassland.
  2. To improve soil structure, better soil tilth, reduce erosion, and increase the production of grassland.
  3. Provide soil and watershed protection by increasing plant vigor and vitality therefore aiding in the reduction of erosion on grassland.

 

Requirements

  1. Financial assistance is authorized for applying necessary nutrients for the maintenance of pasture & hayland, permanent grasses, and legumes.
  2. Care must be given to protect water quality during and after application.
  3. Current soil test must come from a certified laboratory. The WVU laboratory is preferred.
  4. A soil test is considered “current” if it is less than (1) year of the date the practice is requested.
  5. pH must be 6 or greater
  6. There is a maximum of 50 acres per farm, per year, eligible to participate.   
  7. After (3) three years the initial acreage is eligible for re-application.
  8. Must be signed up as a GCD cooperator.

 

Pollinator Habitat: Cost share rate:  $445 Flat Rate

 Purpose

  1. Provides food and habitat for pollinators to help them thrive.
  2. Increases production per acre in farming situations.
  3. In the wild, biodiversity increases and wildlife food sources increase.

Policies

  1. 1 acre maximum.
  2. Soil pH 5.8 or greater.
  3. A current soil test that is less than 3 years of the date that the practice is requested.
  4. Must be signed up as a GCD cooperator.

 

 Roof Runoff Management: 75% of receipt totals for materials/labor. Max Cost Share $ 2,000.00 or 75%

 Purpose

  1. To manage water quality by directing water that falls on roofed areas to be directed to a stable outfall avoiding contamination by fecal material and or sediment.
  2. Improve soil and water quality.

Policies

  1. Not to exceed $2,000


Roof Runoff Management - 7/8/14
posted by: Jennifer Gilbert

Roof Runoff Management

 

  1.     To manage water quality by directing water that falls on roofed areas to be directed to a stable outfall avoiding contamination by fecal material and or sediment.
  2. Improve soil and water quality
  3.  

 

 

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Nutrient Management - 7/8/14
posted by: Jennifer Gilbert

Nutrient Management

 

  1. Provide incentive for the maintenance of grassland.
  2. To improve soil structure, better soil tilth, reduce erosion, and increase the production of grassland.
  3. Provide soil and watershed protection by increasing plant vigor and vitality therefore aiding in the reduction of erosion on grassland.

 

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Urban Agriculture Application - 7/8/14
posted by: Jennifer Gilbert

Micro AG

       1. Provide agricultural assistance to landowners interested in vegetable gardening.

       2. Provide soil and watershed protection by storm water management and soil erosion reduction.

       3. Encourage locally grown foods. 

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Lime Application - 7/8/14
posted by: Jennifer Gilbert

Lime

 

  1.   To improve soil structure, better soil tithe, reduce erosion, and increase the production of grassland.
  2.   Provide incentive for the maintenance of hay land and pasture land.
  3.   Provide soil and watershed protection by increasing plant vigor and vitality therefore aiding in the reduction of erosion on grassland.

 

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Invasive Species Application - 7/8/14
posted by: Jennifer Gilbert

Invasive Species

 

  1.  Provide incentive for the control of invasive species on pasture, hay land and woodland in West Virginia.

 

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Heavy Use Protection Area Application - 7/8/14
posted by: Jennifer Gilbert

Heavy Use Protection

 

  1.  To manage erosion and compaction around heavy use areas where livestock congregate.
  2.    Improve soil and water quality

 

 

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Frost Seeding Application - 7/8/14
posted by: Jennifer Gilbert

Frost Seeding

 

  1. Improve or maintain livestock nutrition and or health.
  2. Provide or increase forage supply during periods of low forage production.
  3. Reduce soil erosion.
  4. Improve soil and water quality

 

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Cover Crop Application - 7/8/14
posted by: Jennifer Gilbert

Cover Crop

  1. Reduce erosion from wind and water.
  2. Increase soil organic matter content.
  3. Capture and recycle or redistribute nutrients in the soil profile.
  4.  Promote biological nitrogen fixation.
  5.  Increase biodiversity and enhance habitat for pollinators
  6. Weed suppression.
  7.  Provide supplemental forage.
  8.  Soil moisture management.
  9. Reduce particulate emissions into the atmosphere.
  10. Minimize and reduce soil compaction.
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Soil Test Form - 4/21/14
posted by: Celeste Williamson
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