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PHOTO CONTEST ANNOUNCED - 5/1/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

PHOTO MUST BE TAKEN IN THE WESTERN CONSERVATION DISTRICT COUNTIES OF MASON, JACKSON OR PUTNAM.

 

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POSTER CONTEST - 5/1/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

The Western Conservation District is sponsoring a poster contest for students grades K-12.  In recognition of Soil and Water Stewardship's 2018 theme "Watersheds-Our Water, Our Home".  Please click on attached link for rules, entry form, and information from the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD).

Click on link for poster contest materilas.

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Check Sheet for AgEP Completed Application - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson
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Lease Agreement 2018 - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

A verbal agreement will not be eligible.  The attached form can be used if you do not have a current written lease agreement. 

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Cooperator Form - Conservation Agreement 2018 - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson
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IRS Form W-9 - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

The name on the AgEP application must be the same as on the W-9.   

A 1099 will be issued to the applicant on the application which must be the same on the W-9.  Applicants receiving less than $600 will not be issued a 1099 in January.

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Cover Crop Application 2018 - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson
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Frost Seeding Application 2018 - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson
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Exclusion Fence Application 2018 - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson
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Division Fence Applicatiion 2018 - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson
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Pollinator Habitat Application 2018 - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson
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Water Systems Application for 2018 - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

Please note the deadline for completing this practice is January 1, 2019.

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Lime Application for 2018 - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

Please note that the lime practice has a deadline of January 1, 2019 to be complete.  This is bulk agricultural lime only.  Liquid lime is not eligible.

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Sign Up Begins May 1st for AgEP Cost Share Program - 4/30/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

Tuesday, May 1st will begin the sign up to apply for practices under the Agriculture Enhancement Cost Share Program.  Applications will be taken the entire month of May 1st,  through May 31st.  The office will be closed May 8th for Election Day and May 28th for Memorial Day.  Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday.  Participants can sign up for the programs at the USDA Service Center in Mason County at the District Office and at the USDA Service Center in Jackson County with the NRCS office.  

All practice applications will be listed on this web site under District Forms.  However, this is not all the information needed to consider your application.  There is a check sheet we use to determine all information has been received to deem your application complete.  The check sheet is available on this web page.  Please pay close attention to the eligibility rules for the practice you are applying for as some things have changed.  You may apply for two practices, but there is a cumulative cap of $4,000 per program year.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at 304-675-3054.

 

 



AgEP Cost Share Program Sign Up Annouonced - 2/26/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

Supervisors of the Western Conservation District met recently to finalize the plans for the Agriculture Enhancement Program (AgEP) for 2018.

All practices available in  2017 are still in the program for 2018.  However, there will be a change in the deadline for completing the practices of lime, cover crop and water systems.

The deadline for these practices is January 1st, 2019, meaning that the practice must be completed and invoices received by the district by this date. 

Sign-up for the AgEP Program will be the entire month of May, May 1st to May 31st.  Office hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday.  Applications will also be made available

at the Jackson County USDA Service Center in Ripley at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office. 

To view a copy of the brochure about the program and practices to be offered, click on the link below.

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WV Century Farm Program Expands to Include Sesquicentennial and Bicentennial Farms - 2/26/18
posted by: Sherry Pearson

The WV Century Farm Program that honors farms that have been in a family for 100 years, has expanded to include 150 and 200 years of being a family owned farm.

To see if your farm or a family members farm qualifies for this recognition program, click on the link below to review the rules and application.  The application must be received in

the Western Conservation District office by April 1st.   In the year you apply. 

 

A family member must be involved in the day-to-day operation of the farm.  The farm must be at least 10 acres of the original holdings and gross more than $1,000 annually.

Farms will be recognized with a sign designating the farm either as a century, sesquicentennial or bicentennial farm at the district's annual awards banquet held in the fall. 

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Request for Assistance - 2/28/17
posted by: Sherry Pearson

Please complete the attached form and return it to our office if you are interested in a conservation plan for your farm.  

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